Accrington Stanley chairman Andy Holt is not backward at coming forwards and he’s been defending his club as they face another season in League One.
Arguably the smallest club in the third-tier are safe this season and have settled well in their new division. They’re set to welcome Bolton Wanderers next season and their chairman is in no mood to butter up the Trotters fans.
One made a derogatory remark to Holt about Accrington’s ground on Twitter, to which he issued a firm rebuke. When the ground was referred to using a derogatory term on Twitter, Holt responded telling the supporter it cost his club £180m to visit, using the same derogatory term back at him.
Accrington have fast become many supporters second team, or one that everyone secretly hopes does very well. They survive on a small budget and Holt has never shied away from honest, sometimes brutal assessments of life as the chairman of a small club.
He’s won a legion of fans by acting in this manner and as you can see from the responses below, the Bolton supporter has firmly been put in his place.
The arrogance of some fans won't mention any names. I love my 2nd club – Accrington Stanley!
— Sean Moore (@Seanjames344) May 1, 2019
Mate, under Andy’s stewardship they’re become everyone in Lancashire’s 2nd club. Brilliant. I feel I know more about football and daily toils of running clubs than ever before. Brilliant interactions. What. A. Club.
— 1881hoops (@1881hoops) May 1, 2019
£180m to play Stanley away, how the night have fallen ey
— Marcus.Grundy (@MarcusGrundy1) May 1, 2019
Proper ground proper chairman proper club! If Barnsley ever go bust ad support Accrington
— Josh Critchley (@CritchBFC) May 2, 2019
Might have to play on the car park at middlebrook vs the u10's when its time to play them away next season ??
— Liam Shaw (@itsleeyum) May 1, 2019
Charge them £35 a ticket they'll only do same to Stanley fans
— Tom (@tombury89) May 1, 2019
Has nothing to do with the 180 million
— Liam Yates (@LiamYates5) May 1, 2019