Sevilla supporters have once again protested against the potential sale of the club with demonstrations before their game against Girona, just as they did before they played Krasnodar in the Europa League on Thursday night.
According to Football Espana that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is close to completing an acquisition of the La Liga side.
The ‘Unite for Sevilla’ initiative, which represents the fans and is composed of minority shareholders, various supporters clubs and members, made their feelings known prior to kick-off.
“We reject any possible sale of our club to a foreign investment fund by the majority shareholders and board of directors of our team,” they said.
“We believe that this is an act of high treason which would go against our identity, our history and all of Sevilla.
“The protest began at 11am outside gate 27 and the group walked the whole way around the perimeter of the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
In addition, a manifesto was read by the fans which made it clear that they should be put first.
“There is no negotiating with our feelings,” it read.
Throughout the march around the stadium, the group chanted.”Sevilla will not be sold!” they declared.
As Football Espana relayed, current Sevilla president Pepe Castro is reported to be brokering a deal. The consortium led by Kraft that is seeking to complete a purchase is said to be called “Sevillistas Unidos 2020.”
Sevilla have one of the most passionate fanbases in Spanish football, so it’s not a shock to see them voice their displeasure on the issue.
The team are having a fine campaign. A 3-0 win over Krasnodar was enough to put them into the knockout stages of the Europa League, while they sit in second place in La Liga too, with leaders Barcelona just three points clear.