Fan protests after Norwich City’s 4-0 defeat to West Ham

Published:
4:25 PM May 8, 2022



Updated:
5:16 PM May 8, 2022

About 200 Norwich City supporters have gathered outside the director’s entrance of the City Stand at Carrow Road to protest about the club’s ownership and sporting director Stuart Webber’s future.

Fans could be heard chanting “Webber out”, “sack the board” and “Delia sell the club” following the Canaries 4-0 defeat to West Ham United, with one group of fans holding a banner which read ‘no ambition, no fight , Delia out’.




One fan could be seen holding a Norwich City shirt with ‘Delia out’ on the back.
– Credit: Stephen Fiske

Kevin Keller, 48, who was named after legendary goalkeeper Kevin Keelan, was among the many who supported the protest.


Kevin Keller

Kevin Keller
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He said: “I definitely agree with the protest. I think the result today did not help as it was a disaster.

“There was always going to be a protest but you never know the numbers. It’s just the start. I think it will build up for the Tottenham game.

“I remember the Robert Chase days were far worse than this with police horses and thousands protesting. They were different days.


Police keep a watchful eye of protests at Carrow Road.

Police keep a watchful eye of protests at Carrow Road.
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“We are never going to go anywhere under Delia’s leadership.”

One protester could even be seen with a Canaries third shirt with ‘Delia out 80’ printed on the back.

Another, Nick Cullen, 77, who was watching on from a safe distance said: “I think the fans have actually been very tolerant over the course of the season. When you see the performance on the pitch today it is a disgrace to football.


Nick Cullen.

Nick Cullen.
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“Who is going to want to buy us now? No one. It’s a total shambles.”

Nick Partner, 63, who was also watching the protesters said he will not be renewing his season ticket having followed the club since 1968.

He said: “My boys have already given up this season. We just keep seeing the same thing. People can talk about money ruining football but no Newcastle fans will be talking about Saudi money in 10 years time when they are winning. Man City fans don’t care either.


Fan protests outside Carrow Road.

Fan protests outside Carrow Road.
– Credit: Ben Hardy

“We are all fickle and just want to see teams do well.”

One fan, Martyn Hewkin, 52, who was not in the heart of the protest said he thought the protest was not going to help matters.


Martyn Hewkin.

Martyn Hewkin.
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He said: “Unfortunately we can’t sack the board so this does ultimately seem like a pointless exercise. We can only be that yo-yo club for some long. We want to put an end to it and show some fight.

“This protest is not going to help because the board will dismiss it.”


Protesters outside Carrow Road following the Canaries 4-0 defeat to West Ham.

Protesters outside Carrow Road following the Canaries 4-0 defeat to West Ham.
– Credit: Stephen Fiske

Police could be seen filming the protests, however so far they appear to have remained peaceful.

Fans were even greeted by West Ham legends Stuart Pearce and Trevor Brooking as they passed.

It comes after City’s last home match saw Webber involved in a confrontation with fans after the Canaries lost 3-0 to Newcastle United on Saturday, April 23.

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