Petrie Out protest to go ahead at Easter Road

Paul Kane wants Hibs fans to turn up in numbers
Paul Kane wants Hibs fans to turn up in numbers
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Hibs fans will press on with their Petrie Out rally behind Easter Road’s West Stand on Saturday morning.

An approach to hold the protest against chairman Rod Petrie inside the stadium was turned down by Hibs on logistical grounds, prompting talk that it might instead be moved to Meadowbank or Leith Links.

However, the majority of supporters felt the campaign would have more effect if it was held behind the Main Stand while fans’ chiefs meet chief executive Leeann Dempster inside. Protest spokesman Paul Kane said: “Due to a groundswell of fan demand we are going ahead with Easter Road. That is what they want.

“It’s all about the supporters. We want it to be a day to celebrate our club, our support for it, the good name of Hibs and the change that is needed.

“This is a pivotal moment in the club’s history. The Hibs fans need to take this opportunity to make their voice heard.”

Protesters should meet at the stadium from 11.00am onwards on Saturday. The names of four speakers at the rally are set to be announced tomorrow.