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West Brom fans band together to give Guochuan Lai their message

Action for Albion’s latest protest created quite the sight 12 minutes into Saturday’s defeat against Huddersfield at The Hawthorns.

West Brom supporters stage a protest during the Sky Bet Championship match at The Hawthorns

The pressure group distributed all 10,000 of their printed posters for the clash against the Terriers, which emphasised the message that a full sale is needed from controlling shareholder Guochuan Lai and Yunyi Guokai.

Around 70 to 80 volunteers agreed to come on board and met with half-a-dozen group committee members outside the corner of the Smethwick Road and East Stand around 1.30pm on Saturday.

The group split with boxes of A4 posters to target each stand and all paperwork was shifted ahead of kick-off – the result of which created a wonderful visual inside the historic stadium as concerned fans fight for Albion’s future.

Once the 12th minute arrived, Baggies fans in all four stands held the posters – which read ‘FOR SALE - FULL SALE’ – aloft which were accompanied with chants against the absent ownership of Lai, who is looking to sell the club. Pleas to not launch the posters on to the pitch were also adhered to.