5pm has come and gone, as anyone tuning in to Sky Sports News will know. Us? We wouldn’t give them the time of day, much like the Sun.
The time has come when it seems Bury fans have to say goodbye to their club. 134 years of history, gone.
The takeover that had left them with hope has collapsed. With little time left to find a new buyer and with a current owner seemingly with no intention of securing their future, The Shakers will be thrown out of the league.
Liquidation will follow and Bury will no longer have a football team.
The heartbreak of relegation from the Football League is hard to take; trust me as a Luton Town fan I know. However, at least there is some coming back from that. A huge blow is struck when you’re relegated, but you’re left breathing.
From this, there is no coming back. Bury FC is dead.
Unless something has happened at the eleventh hour, Gigg Lane won’t host another football match. It’s a sickening day for football fans, not just those in Bury but across the lower leagues. Anyone who knows football isn’t a TV programme understands the thrill of a matchday, walking to the game with family or friends, sharing a pie or a pint and going home either elated, dejected or non-plussed knowing there is always next week.
For the Shakers, there is no next week. Here’s how fans from across football are taking the latest situation.
Sickening to see fans of the big six revelling in this.
Bolton, Bury, Coventry, Notts County… no community deserves to lose it’s club in the wake of the rich man’s game.
Real football is dying. ☹️ pic.twitter.com/5g8v5nVu9k
— stan (@stan79585382) August 27, 2019
I don’t care who you support. This is awful news for British football. Feel desperately sorry for the Bury and Bolton fans in this situation.
— Nick Allen (@NickAllen224) August 27, 2019
As an Oldham fan feel really really sorry for Bury and Bolton it could easily be us in the future, its about time some money trickled down from the Prem. ??????
— Frank Barratt (@gobuddygo) August 27, 2019
Sad news, any football fan gloating about this needs to take a good look at themselves. It could be their club in the future.
— Phil World (@phil_world88) August 27, 2019
Absolutely gutted to hear this, can’t imagine how the supporters of @buryfcofficial and @OfficialBWFC are feeling right now. No football supporter wants to see any club go out of business even if they’re your fiercest rivals on the pitch. #buryfc #BoltonWanderers
— Andrew Bishop (@abishop1980) August 27, 2019
Unbelievable how some people think this is funny – obviously not true football fans – you cant just swap what football team you support – not if you're a true fan – you're born that way its like a religion – im gutted for Bury Fans and For Bolton too
— Cheeky Chav (@TheCheekyChav) August 27, 2019
— TheSportsBoffin 89 (@thesportsboffin) August 27, 2019
Fans of Bury and Bolton need to steel themselves and look to clubs like @safc for hope & inspiration. The supporters can keep the spirit & continuation of support alive if they unite. #buryfc #BoltonWanderers
— Seadog Blog (@SeadogBlog) August 27, 2019