Valencia fans in Spain’s La Liga staged a large-scale protest against Peter Lim, the owner of the club, who kicked out star players such as Lee Kang-in.
The Athletic reported on the 12th (Korean time), “Valencia fans staged a massive protest against owner Peter Lim ahead of the match against Athletic Bilbao.”
Peter Lim, a businessman from Singapore, has been with Valencia since 2014 and has been with him for about 9 years.
There was no problem in the beginning, but later he committed the eccentricity of releasing star players such as Rodrygo, Carlos Soler, Ferran Torres, and Gonzalo Guedes.
Ahead of the 2021/22 season, Lee Kang-in, who grew up in the club’s youth team, was kicked out to Mallorca and received poor reviews from domestic fans.
In 2019, Copa del Rey-winning manager Marcelino García Toral was sacked over a disagreement, and he parted ways with general manager Matteu Alemani. 온라인카지노
When Peter Lim became the owner of Valencia in 2014, struggling with a financial crisis, fans hoped that the club would return to its former glory. However, local fans’ dissatisfaction is accumulating as the aforementioned club’s key players are sold and the replacement of the manager continues, and the team rebuilding project ‘New Mestaya’ becomes sluggish.
According to the media, on this day, thousands of fans held banners reading ‘LIM OUT’ and ‘LIM, GO HOME’ and protested around Mestaya, the home stadium, and the surrounding streets.
Meanwhile, Valencia, which has recently sacked manager Gennaro Gattuso and is operating under the interim manager system of Salvador Boro Gonzalez, lost 1-2 to Athletic Bilbao. They are 18th in the league and remain in the relegation zone as they lack one point even after playing one more game than 17th-place Espanyol.
The last time Valencia were in the second division was in the 1986/87 season. Valencia, relegated in the 1985/86 season, immediately won the second division and returned to the first division, never being relegated.
Ronald Koeman in the mid-2000s and Gary Neville in the mid-2010s, which were evaluated as the worst times, Valencia, which was not relegated, is facing the second division relegation in about 36 years.