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Petition launched calling on Welsh Gov to let fans in Wrexham AFC’s Racecourse

11 May 2021 2 minutes Read
Pictured from left to right are: Plaid Cymru MS Llyr Gruffydd, party leader Adam Price and councillor Carrie Harper outside Wrexham AFC’s Racecourse Ground.

Wrexham fans are flocking to sign a petition demanding that the Welsh Government allows fans in The Racecourse.

The petition, which was organised by Plaid Cymru councillor Carrie Harper, calls for the club’s supporters to be let back in the ground before the end of this football season.

According to the councillor, all they are asking for from the Welsh Government is a “bit of fair play for the north”.

It is pointed out in the petition that matches as well as other open-air events have been permitted to take place south of the M4.

The petition launched by Plaid Cymru states: “We, the undersigned, call on the Welsh Government to allow fans into The Racecourse on May 18th for the game v Notts County.

“Other football games involving Swansea and Newport County are being permitted to admit fans as well as other open-air events – all south of the M4 – as part of the unlocking, so why not one in the North?”

Plaid Cymru’s Councillor Carrie Harper, who organised the petition, said: “All we want is a bit of fair play for the north – the Welsh Government has announced these pilots for open-air events, which is very welcome, but they’re all south of the M4.

“Why on earth are we still having to battle for a bit of chwarae teg and to allow at least some Wrexham fans to watch their team before the end of the season?

“We have two local Labour MSs as ministers in this government and it’s very disappointing that they didn’t make the case for the north in this list of events.

“So it looks like we’ll have to keep the pressure up and try to make sure fans up here get a chance to see our team before the season’s end.

“I’d urge all fans to sign our petition so that we can show the strength of feeling here to get fans back into The Racecourse before the end of the season.”

It can be signed here – https://www.wrexhamplaid.cymru/let_fans_into_racecourse

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