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Cardiff owner Tan threatens to walk if fan abuse becomes too much

Controversial Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan could walk away from the club if the abuse he receives from the fans gets too much. The controversial Malaysian billionaire told the BBC.

"Some of my family members really want me to leave. They think it's not worth it. They think no one is grateful," he said.

"But you have to be patient, accept the criticism and sometimes the insults. Right now, at this point in time, I will stay, unless the fans really p*** me off so much, then I may leave."

He added: "My message to the fans is: I came to your town, I saved your club, I put in a lot of money, I took it up into the Premier League after 51 years. Support us, it is your club.

"Why do you have to do stupid things and be influenced by people who have done things (that are) not right for the club?

"You will know later they have not done things right for the club, that without me this club would have gone down, and the way they spent money, if I hadn't have put in more, we'd be in trouble again.

"We were going through some difficulties, we had the wrong people doing things for us, but I think we will get it right.

"And I think when this thing is over, fans will understand and they should regret what they have done to me and maybe some of them should apologise to me."

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