Morton Fans RallyAuthor: Douglas Scott Date: Wednesday, 3rd May 2000
The Association of Morton Travel and Supporters Clubs (AMTASC) is organising a rally and march, in protest at the running of Morton by owner Hugh Scott.
The march will coincide with the club's final league match of the season at Cappielow against Dunfermline on 6 May. It is intended that supporters meet in Clyde Square, Greenock at 1.30pm on the day of the game where there will be a brief address to the crowd. Speaking on behalf of AMTASC, Mr Charles Kavanagh said "We want everyone to come out, including those who have boycotted Cappielow, and attend the rally. We will have one or two former managers and players of the club, including Allan McGraw, in attendance. The plan is then to walk to Cappielow where Allan will address the fans."
Mr Kavanagh said that he and others in AMTASC would be proceeding into the game five minutes after the kick-off, but that it would be up to others to choose whatever method of protest they preferred. Many supporters have stood in the car park overlooking the ground at recent games.
Former Morton boss McGraw confirmed that he would be joining the rally and urged all those who have stayed away from Cappielow to do the same. "I want anyone who may be thinking of buying over the club to see that there is a potential support here. Personally I won't be going into the ground for the game and I would ask all those who turn out to do the same. I am not condemning those who do go into the game - that's their right- but I feel it's only putting money into the coffers of the people who are running the club now."