Paul Kane urges Hibs fans to engage in survey calling for change

Paul Kane with Kenny McLean, right. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
Paul Kane with Kenny McLean, right. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
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Former Hibs player Paul Kane today urged supporters to take part in a survey calling for radical change at Easter Road, with the ultimate aim of a supporters’ trust running the Capital outfit.

Some 2000 fans have already done so, but Kane wants as many as possible to become involved in the online survey - www.scottishfans.org/hibs - before it closes on September 14.

Describing this as a pivotal moment in Hibs’ history, Kane, of the Forever Hibernian group, said: “The club is on its knees and our fear is it will sink even lower.

“We didn’t think the mismanagement could get any worse, but it has.

“After relegation last May, around 2000 fans attended a rally at Easter Road calling for chairman Rod Petrie to step down and owner Sir Tom Farmer to take action, but the club chose to ignore the fans.”

The survey has been backed by Supporters Direct Scotland and, Kane revealed, discussions have taken place over options for fan and community ownership, while he claimed one plan put forward by a group including himself, Kenny McLean and like-minded Hibs fans, involving a 51 per cent shareholding for supporters, had “hit a brick wall” as Petrie “kept shifting the goalposts”.