Sheffield Utd fans seek Owls support for rally

Sheffield United fans have urged supporters of arch-rivals Sheffield Wednesday to join their city centre protest rally.

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Blades fans still battling to overturn the club's relegation from the Premier League have organised a city-centre march, while on the same day club delegates will lobby MPs at the Houses of Parliament.

Blades Independent Fans Association chairman Richard Batho told the Sheffield Star: "Hopefully fans from both clubs - United and Wednesday - will turn out because this has the power to affect everyone.

"The more people who turn out, the better. We need to get across the message that football fans in general aren't prepared to stand by when something like this happens.

"United supporters must attend in numbers, but it would be great to think everyone from the region, whether they follow us, Wednesday, Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster or Chesterfield, will also lend us their backing. It really is that important."

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