Raiders captain, Alan Tongue, has written a passionate plea to fans calling on them to show their support for the Raiders. Apparently only 6500 of them fronted up for the recent record breaking win against the Panthers last week and there has been talk that some people have even handed in their season tickets, which has disappointed the players.
Tongue recalls “I remember the days gone by when you would watch a Raiders game on TV and the stands would be full”. If I recall correctly the controversy at the time was that the Raiders were closing the stands on one side of the grounds to force people to sit opposite the cameras and make it look full.
So, what’s behind the lack of interest in the Raiders? Is everyone staying home to watch the Olympics? Do we not want to associate with a group of social misfits? Is it just too cold?