Video and pictures: Hereford United fans stage 'funeral march' through the city

Hereford Times: Councillor Jim Kenyon (front) helped carry a coffin through Hereford city centre. Councillor Jim Kenyon (front) helped carry a coffin through Hereford city centre.

HEREFORD United supporters carried a coffin from Edgar Street today in a funeral procession through the city.

Around 50 fans marched from from the ground to Herefordshire Council's Brockington headquarters to deliver a petition, signed by more than 7,200 people, to leader Tony Johnson.

The procession was led by a grim reaper and the coffin was co-carried by Councillor Jim Kenyon.

The group then made their way through the Old Market towards High Town and past the Old House.

From there, they walked down St Owen Street before stopping for refreshments at Cllr Kenyon's Victory pub.

The group then marched towards the council offices in Hafod Road, where they were met by Cllr Johnson.

The leader of the council told them that he had received an email from Hereford United owner Tommy Agombar, indicating that all football creditors had been paid, which was taken "in good faith".

However, many former staff members at the club told the Hereford Times that they are still owed money.

Cllr Kenyon added that suppporters cannot accept "being lied to" and the "deceit".

"I am supporting the fans and the petition which is to get Tommy Agombar to leave", he said.

"I think that a fan-based club is the way forward.

"I have spoken to the chairman of the scrutiny committee at the council and we will look at the leases once they have been re-assigned in February.

"One of the things that jumped out was that the leases have gone down from £10,000 to £1.

"As a tax payer, I want to know why they have gone down by so much."

 

 

 

 

 

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6:11pm Thu 26 Jun 14

fmrbill says...

well as a council tax payer im used to deceit and lies from other bodies involed with this council so whats new. keep piling the SH1x on we all got broad shoulders NOT !!!! just give it back to us the fans , ure last and first good deed b4 this administration kicked out in 2015
well as a council tax payer im used to deceit and lies from other bodies involed with this council so whats new. keep piling the SH1x on we all got broad shoulders NOT !!!! just give it back to us the fans , ure last and first good deed b4 this administration kicked out in 2015 fmrbill
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