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Seattle Sounders owner Carey likes idea of fan power

Seattle Sounder co-owner Drew Carey believes fans should have some power in the running of a sports club.

The comedian and TV star says that the fans of a team should be engaged into being a part of the running of the club because they will take any issues that arise very seriously and in turn, things will change for the better.

"I tell you, the fan alliance that we have has been very successful and so has the council," Carey said in an interview after the 2009 MLS Supporters Summit at Qwest Stadium.

"I would steal those two ideas, I think everybody should. It's a big leap to say the fans can vote out one of your key executives, but it's not such a bad thing. When it's time for somebody to go, they should go."

Carey said there was an alternative if a club did not want to hand so much responsibility to its fans.

"But if you don't want to make that kind of leap, at least have a fan council," he added.

"They give us great ideas and kind of take the pulse of the man on the street for us. I think everybody in sport should copy that. It's just good business."

Andrew Slevison
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