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Morecambe fans protest about overdue sale

Morecambe fans staged a march ahead of their League Two match against Wrexham on Saturday to protest against the club’s ownership.

Still no sale by Morecambe owners

The current owners, Bond Group Investments, put Morecambe on sale 18 months ago but have been unable to finalise a deal since.

The company have owned Morecambe since May 2018 and officially put the club up for sale in September 2022.

Morecambe fans protest through town

Frustrated by the delayed sale, the supporters’ group, the Shrimps Trust, organised a demonstration against the ownership. Fans began the protest at the Eric Morecambe Statue and walked along the promenade and down Regent Road before reaching the Hurley Flyer pub located next to the ground. This is where the march ended.

Fans held ‘For Sale’ signs, with the aim of publicising fan support and drawing attention to the fact that the club is still for sale.

Morecambe manager, Ged Brannan, was asked about the march a day before it happened. He said: “They all care about the club and want it to be sold in the future. I can’t wait until they get in the ground and get behind us like they have done all season.”

Brannan’s side currently sit 10th in League Two, only one point off the last play-off spot. Morecambe lost 3-1 to Wrexham, with James McClean, Paul Mullin, and Steven Fletcher scoring the goals for the Welsh club.


Will Murray

Freelance football journalist. Experience writing for When Saturday, Comes, Goalkeeper.com, Elite Scholars and Total Football Analysis. Recently finished an MA in Sport Journalism at the University of Brighton. Long-time season ticket holder at the two-time European Champions Nottingham Forest.

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