GOFUNDME CAMPAIGN ENDORSED BY UNITED

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Published: 9th July 2020

The Club statement issued on Monday 6th July provided a detailed explanation of the situation we currently find ourselves in having to defend through litigation, and now arbitration, our right to being promoted to the Premiership for season 2020/21.

Together with Raith Rovers and Cove Rangers we have already incurred over £50,000 in legal costs and these costs could escalate to over £150,000 by the time arbitration concludes.

As mentioned in our statement on July 6, the Club had intended running a crowdfunding campaign to try and raise some funds to support the legal costs involved in this case. However, since then, two of our supporters, Paul McNicoll and Andy Crichton have set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to help the Club. They are planning to walk from Tynecastle to Tannadice on Saturday 18th July to highlight the situation that Dundee United finds itself in, with all monies raised being donated to the Club’s legal fund.

Having discussed matters with Paul and Andy, the Club is now formally endorsing their campaign and we are going to provide them with the support to make it as successful as possible. We will also arrange an event at Tannadice to welcome them on their arrival on Saturday evening. The event will have to comply with all current social distancing regulations and be restricted to invited guests with tickets but we hope to get as many supporters as possible in attendance to celebrate their effort. Further details will be provided in due course.

In a continuing show of solidarity in defence of the case, we have had discussions with Raith Rovers and Cove Rangers and they will also be participating in this event with their own supporters running similar crowdfunding campaigns, and organising a walk from their stadiums in Kirkcaldy and Aberdeen to Tannadice on the same day.

At the time of writing this statement, Paul and Andy’s campaign has raised over £15,000 against their initial target of £1,000.  As well as thanking Paul and Andy for organising this and putting themselves through a gruelling walk of almost 60 miles in one day, the Club would like to thank everyone who has contributed so far to their crowdfunding efforts. As well as hundreds of Dundee United fans making donations, many fans of other clubs have shown support to this cause, highlighting the impact this case is having on the whole of Scottish football.

We hope that with the Club’s endorsement more people can make contributions. You can make a donation on the GoFundMe site here:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/tannadice-to-tynecastle-walk