Seattle Sounders co-owner Drew Carey: We want the fans to be our voice

Comedian Drew Carey feels it is important to give the fans of Seattle Sounders a voice.

Comedian Drew Carey feels it is important to give the fans of Seattle Sounders a voice.

The Sounders co-owner came up with the idea to hand the vote for their general manager to the clubs supporters because he wants to bring the fans closer to the action.

Seattle members are now able to cast their vote on whether or not to retain current GM Adrian Hanauer with an online poll which will end on December 7 and Carey has revealed the reasons why the club has taken this path.

“Everything we think of, we always have democracy in sport in the back of our minds,” Carey told the New York Times. “We want to keep fans in the fold; the fans can strike back at us.

“With other teams, the only ways you can really voice your disapproval are by calling talk radio, writing a letter to the editor or quit going to the games. That’s it.

“I’m thinking really long-term and long after we’re dead we’re going to have this system where the fans aren’t going to have to abandon their team. They’re going to be able to vote out their general manager.”

 
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