Sir Tom Farmer brought Rod Petrie along to meeting with Petrie Out

Sir Tom Farmer and Rod Petrie
Sir Tom Farmer and Rod Petrie
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The Petrie Out group have vowed to continue their bid to force Rod Petrie to quit Hibs despite meeting both the chairman and club owner Sir Tom Farmer yesterday.

Campaign leader Paul Kane requested talks with Farmer at the start of the week following last weekend’s protest rally outside Easter Road stadium.

Kane was accompanied to the meeting by prominent Hibs supporters Ian Blackford, managing director of investor relations consultancy First Seer, and George Moore, a retired criminal lawyer. And he was surprised to see Petrie himself turn up alongside the owner.

Kane said: “I’d asked for this meeting with Sir Tom Farmer and took Ian and George along with me to put forward two proposals for the future of our club.

“It was important to open dialogue directly with the club owner and majority shareholder. I was very surprised Rod Petrie was present, especially after he had told me he was not involved in the running of Hibs any more since Leeann Dempster’s appointment and now had a non-executive role.

“We discussed the two proposals and I will now submit a document outlining them. I will respect Sir Tom Farmer’s request for confidentiality but hope to bring the fans up to date soon.

“I also made clear to Sir Tom the Petrie Out campaign would continue.”