Brighton “Fans United” remembered, 1997

Back in 1997, Brighton & Hove Albion were deep in financial trouble, courtesy of dodgy directors and iffy land deals, and with the prospect of the club going under for good, a “Fans United” day was organised.

This involved inviting fans from other teams to come down to show solidarity with the club’s plight at their home game against fellow strugglers Hartlepool United.

Thousands of fans turned up with their colours, and it was a great day out – with the Brighton players responding to the terrace love by thumping Hartlepool 5-0.

Sadly, Brighton’s problems have now become almost everyday for many clubs as big money continues to infest the game I love.

Here’s a photo as we made our way to the game in proper football weather.

http://www.urban75.org/blog/images/brighton-fans-day.jpg

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