Hearts fans protest Ann Budge and Robbie Neilson with banners and posters across Edinburgh

Hearts supporters have protested against the running of the Tynecastle club with a poster campaign around Edinburgh.

Saturday, 27th March 2021, 11:54 am
Updated Saturday, 27th March 2021, 1:16 pm
Two 'Neilson & Budge out' posters visible at Tynecastle ahead of today's match with Queen of the South. Picture: Joel Sked
Two 'Neilson & Budge out' posters visible at Tynecastle ahead of today's match with Queen of the South. Picture: Joel Sked

Maroon-and-white ‘Neilson & Budge out” posters have been plastered on signs and bus stops, while there is a banner on the scaffolding beside Tynecastle which reads: “Budge over, Neilson out.”

This is in response to Tuesday’s embarrassing loss to Brora Rangers in the Scottish Cup second round. The 2-1 defeat is widely regarded as the single worst result in the club’s 147-year history.

Supporters have also planned a protest outside of the club’s stadium during today’s Scottish Championship clash with Queen of the South, though it remains to be seen whether this goes ahead after the club implored fans to stay at home while police have also warned against a public gathering during lockdown.

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