Sevilla fans continue protest over reported club sale

Sevilla fans have continued their protests against reports of a takeover bid from American businessman Robert Kraft.

Kraft, owner of the National Football League’s (NFL) New England Patriots and the Kraft Group, is said to be close to completing the purchase of the club.

Current Los Rojiblancos president Pepe Castro is said to be negotiating the sale of the club but many fan groups have voiced their opposition to the plans.

“We reject the possibility of club being sold to a foreign investment fund by our majority shareholders and directors,” said 'Unite for Sevilla', representing minority shareholders, ahead of Sunday’s clash with Girona.

“This would be an act of treason against all of Sevilla and what we stand for, our identity and our history.”

Ahead of Thursday night’s Europa League victory over Krasnodar, Sevilla fans held up banners stating: “our passion is not negotiated” whilst chanting “Sevilla is not for sale.”

A number of scarves with the statement ‘Sevilla will not be sold’ were thrown onto the pitch ahead of the game, which Sevilla won 3-0.

In an ongoing battle for power at the Andalusian club, Kraft is said to be leading a consortium through an investment company reportedly titled ‘Sevillistas Unidos 2020’.

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