Football fans in the capital joined the chorus of support for beleaguered London club Fabric over the weekend.
During Saturday’s match between Crystal Palace and Stoke City at the former’s Selhurst Park ground in south London, fans held up a massive banner with the slogan: “SAVE FABRIC.”
As BOILER ROOM tweeted, the banner was seen on TV after being picked up by cameras filming the Premier League match.
— BOILER ROOM (@boilerroomtv) September 18, 2016
Fabric has now launched a fundraising campaign to help pay for the legal costs of appealing Islington council’s decision to revoke its license.
The Farringdon club are looking raise £500,000 to fund an appeal after it was force to shut for good earlier this month (September) following the drug-related deaths of two teenagers.
Islington council said that they decided to close the club because of “a culture of drugs exists at the club which management cannot control.”
Following the ruling, Fabric announced that they would be appealing the closure.
“It will be an expensive battle, and after 6 weeks of being closed with no income we cannot fight this alone,” writes the club on its newly-launched platform. “So we’re asking for our fans, peers and the greater population to contribute to our campaign fund, to help us keep a small fabric team, the venue in hibernation and to prepare our legal campaign.”
At the time of writing the campaign has raised over £120,000.