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Coventry City Supporters Protest Against Club Playing Its Home Matches 35 Miles Away [PHOTOS]

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Coventry City supporters protested today during their FA Cup match to ask why the club plays its home matches 35 miles away from its former Ricoh Arena stadium.

At around the 32nd minute mark, the away contingent of Coventry City fans at the Emirates Stadium raised signs that proclaimed “Why?”

The banners were held up high for several minutes as Coventry supporters voiced their displeasure at the club continuing to play its home matches 35 miles away at Northampton Town’s ground.

The series of incidents that resulted in Coventry leaving its own stadium are complicated, but the bottom line is that Coventry fans are sick of not having a home stadium to call their own.

Here are more photos from the protest in the FA Cup match against Arsenal:

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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