WHAT was supposed to be a pre-season friendly is starting to feel quite the opposite as fans have called for the game between crisis-club Hereford United and Grays Athletic to be called off.
As we reported last week, Hereford United are in free fall and crisis. Essex businessman Tommy Agombar is at the centre of negotiations regarding the future of the club. Tommy has a connection with Grays Ath as his son Harry once played. Grays chief executive, Joel Nathan has, according to reports, been to see Tommy to offer advice.
Hereford fans, worried that their historic old club may disappear have been very tense and that tension has been expressed on their unofficial fans forum. Mr Nathan started discussing matters with fans on the forum. This soon descended into a war of words.
Hereford fans warned Grays Athletic not to come down to the friendly, set for July 19th, as they indicated their would be protests.
The war of words spilt over onto Grays fans forum. The end result seems to be many Grays fans have indicated that they will not be travelling to the game.
But as of today (Monday)
1. The friendly is still set to go ahead.
2. Grays Athletic have indicated that they have reported “intimidatory and abusive posts..to the authorities.”