“I Can’t Wait For You To Go Bankrupt” – Fans Tear Into Wasps Following Failed Negotiations
Coventry City football fans have made their feelings know about Wasps, after it emerged the two clubs were unable to agree on ground-sharing deal for next season at the Ricoh Arena.
The League One side will now have to ground-share with Birmingham City at St Andrew’s. Wasps bought the Ricoh Arena in 2014 and since then have leased the ground to Coventry.
Coventry have called the Ricoh home since 2005 when it was first built, so you can understand why the football fans are absolutely fuming they are being essentially forced out of their own city. But in fairness calling for Wasps to “go bust” is perhaps a bit too far.
In a statement, Wasps said:
“Talks began in April and we entered those discussions in good faith. Since then we have been working to get that deal over the line and we did not halt discussions even when it emerged that the owners had filed a complaint to the European Commission as far back as February but not informed us of that.”
“The club wanted to stay at Ricoh Arena, we wanted them to remain here and all supporters’ groups wanted to secure their future here. This is a very sad day for Coventry.”
Here’s what the Coventry fans have had to say about Wasps:
Go back to where you came from
— Brooklyn (@BSLB7) June 7, 2019
Hurry up and go bust, scum
— Jack (@_ThatShyKid_) June 7, 2019
You’ve driven Coventry City out of Coventry . I hope your club goes bust!
— Olly Mumford (@MumfordOlly) June 7, 2019
I can't wait for you to go bankrupt.
— David Lombard (@DavidPUSB1) June 7, 2019
Empty words!! Hope you go bust!!
— Neal Mather (@NealMather) June 7, 2019
"a sad day for Coventry"? It was a sad day for Coventry when you left your home and relocated here. Not welcome and never will be. Sooner you are bust the better.
— DarrenL (@Dlane1978) June 7, 2019