Birmingham City followers staged an aerial protest in opposition to chief govt Xuandong Ren throughout Saturday’s 3-Zero defeat in opposition to Watford.
Ren will not be a well-liked determine among the many Blues trustworthy having come below elevated scrutiny from supporters since Aitor Karanka’s appointment final summer season.
The previous Middlesbrough boss lasted lower than eight months within the hotseat, with Lee Bowyer taking on the reins on the relegation-threatened Championship aspect earlier this week.
And followers made their emotions crystal clear throughout the second half of the aforementioned conflict with a airplane carrying a banner calling for Ren to step down flown over Vicarage Highway.
You sense that the banner, put collectively by fan group Blues Collective, was impressed by the favored British drama programme Peaky Blinders because it learn: “BY ORDER OF BLUES FANS DONG MUST GO.”
Ken Sema, Nathaniel Chalobah and Andre Grey have been all heading in the right direction for the Hornets in a convincing win over Bowyer’s males.
Birmingham are at present three factors away from Rotherham within the closing relegation spot, however Paul Warne’s aspect have 4 video games in hand over their rivals.
The Blues haven’t featured within the third tier of English soccer because the 1994-95 marketing campaign, however their Championship standing is now in severe jeopardy.
A defiant Bowyer mentioned after the sport: “I don’t suppose it was a 3-Zero sport,” he mentioned. “They began higher than us they saved getting by our press first 10-15 minutes, they received the early objective however then we modified form and I assumed we matched them and at occasions we appeared the extra seemingly group to attain subsequent.
“They received some good blocks in entrance of objective and defended nicely, we moved it nicely at occasions and created probabilities.
“Even after the second I assumed we have been on the entrance foot, We saved transferring the ball and creating issues however that high quality – Watford have been extra scientific.
“I feel makes an attempt we had extra, for us to have extra makes an attempt at their floor, that confirmed we had a go however they took their probabilities higher than us and that’s what occurs in soccer.
“We’ll be taught from it, these ain’t the video games that may maintain us on this division. We received an excellent win on Wednesday and [today] an excellent efficiency, ignoring the scoreline, I assumed the efficiency was constructive.
“Watford have come down from the Premier League, you possibly can inform the distinction, for me they’re going straight again up they’re superb, they defended their field very nicely you might inform in each side of their sport.”