Coventry fan to start hunger strike if club move out of city | inside World Soccer

A diehard Coventry City fan has vowed to go on a 24-hour hunger strike should the club play a "home" game outside the city next season.

Fan Nigel Warren threatens to go on hunger strike if Coventry play at 'home' away from Ricoh Arena
Fan Nigel Warren threatens to go on hunger strike if Coventry play at 'home' away from Ricoh Arena

Photo: Coventry Telegraph

The Sky Blues will likely have to play their home games outside of the city next season following a year-long rent row with the owners of the Ricoh Arena.

This hasn't sat well with their fans, with one in particular insisting he'd rather go hungry than watch his beloved team in action outside the city limits.

Speaking to the Coventry Telegraph, fan Nigel Warren said: "Football and the Sky Blues are my life - I eat, drink and sleep it - so if they take my club away from the Ricoh I will not eat for the 24 hours of each and every home game.

"If it's a Saturday match I'll begin my protest at midnight on the Friday and continue through to midnight Saturday night.

"It may sound silly but what (club's owner) SISU and (chief executive) Tim Fisher are planning really hurts.

"The fans are really annoyed and disgusted at the way we are being treated and maybe something like this will make the club sit up and listen."

The 41-year-old, who has been a season-ticket holder for more than 20 years, added: "I'd rather stay in bed all day and not eat.

"I love the club and will look out for the result but I won't be going to home games if they move out of the city."

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