Dejphon Chansiri protest banner hung at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium
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The 1867 Group, who describe themselves as an ‘independent fan group created for bringing an end to the current ownership’ of the Owls, posted a photo of the banner on Monday evening – with a design that was voted for by fans.
Over 600 people took part in the vote after it was started on Twitter by the group earlier this month, and a GoFundMe page was set up in order to ‘raise necessary capital to help with our cause’, also adding that money raised ‘will be used to purchase a flag and some banners’.
Earlier in the afternoon, prior to their banner being placed at S6, they took to social media to explain that they had donated to The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal with excess money that had gone above what was needed – thanking those that got involved.
The group said, “All those that made donations towards the banner, we can't thank you enough, it's been ordered and is en route… The rest of the proceeds have now been donated to The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.”
It was stated prior to the game against Millwall that there would be no protests planned due to the remembrance events taking place on the weekend of Armistice Day – but they did explain that there are things planned going forward.
They said on social media last week, “Keep an eye on our page this coming week for updates on our protest plans for upcoming games.”
“Regarding protests, I do not believe this can help our club. The people who are trying to organise these protests are not prepared to identify themselves, while they are happy to encourage other fans to show themselves, how can this help?
Protests are a waste of time. I would like these fans to show me how much you love your club, do not damage it. I do not want to fight with anyone but to use your words – ‘enough is enough’. Please do not damage our own club, otherwise these fans need to take all responsibilities and liabilities.”