Aston Villa have today restated their support for the introduction of ‘safe standing’ in the English game.
Having made it known a number of years back that we would be open to a safe standing trial at Villa Park with a large number of fans across the country wanting the option, it feels like things are now coming to a head.
Namely, Tracey Crouch’s head and her ill-advised comments and warped beliefs on the matter when responding to West Bromwich Albion’s perfectly sensible application for the 2018/19 campaign.
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Suffice to say, with a few clubs now publicly lending their weight behind the movement and promoting the Petition that is on the cusp of hitting the 100,000 mark where it must be considered for debate in Parliament, earlier this evening we gave that support an official claret and blue edge.
We are fully supporting the campaign to allow clubs in the Premier League and Championship to introduce safe standing…
We will also be consulting our supporters on this matter in due course.
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) April 25, 2018
Fans were rightly happy with the actions of the club in this regard.
I’ve signed ??
— Nigel B6 (@B6Nigel) April 25, 2018
— CM?? (@ffsJohnstone) April 25, 2018
— MB. (@_mattavfc) April 25, 2018
— ? (@ACABJEEZUS) April 25, 2018
— Pete Street (@pstreet74) April 25, 2018
Correction, the Petition is now over the target but keep signing if you haven’t so football fans can truly prove a point to the Government.
It's over the 100k now
— The Villa Villain (@UTV31) April 25, 2018
— Jonathon Loxley (@avfc_loxley) April 25, 2018
— Darren S AVFC (@Darrensavfc) April 25, 2018
Yes villa #avfc
— Daniel⚜️ (@dan_mcnaught) April 25, 2018
One step forwards ??
— Seb ? (@Seb_7x) April 25, 2018
16 days after West Brom's application for safe standing was rejected by @tracey_crouch, who labelled calls for safe standing as a 'vocal minority', 100,000+ have signed a petition for it to be allowed. It will now be considered for debate in Parliament. https://t.co/1oYXVHaOaf pic.twitter.com/XLOvi12ySQ
— Ball Street (@BallStreet) April 25, 2018
Now over 90,000!
Keep sharing! Let's hit the 100k this week.https://t.co/EhLb9cS8Os
— Jon Darch (@SafeStandingRS) April 24, 2018