The campaign to see a statue of Pilgrim legend Jack Leslie erected at Home Park has received a significant boost thanks to the supporters of Devon's three professional clubs.
There is no doubt that rivalries between the county’s teams are always intense, but those feelings have been put aside in reaching a joint statement – backed by a donation – from the Supporter Trusts of Exeter City, Torquay United and Plymouth Argyle.
Fans of all three clubs agreed there is unity in the wish to fight racism and prejudice in football, and in the county.
This kicks off week 3 of an intense 6-week crowdfunding appeal, which has already attracted more than £70,000 in donations since its launch on July 1st.
The following statement was agreed between the trusts:
The Devon Football Supporters Trust’s Group, Comprising of The Argyle Fan’s Trust, Exeter City Supporters Trust and Torquay United Supporters Trust, are proud to support the Jack Leslie Campaign.
The Devon Football Supporters Trust Group believes in the spirit of community and collaboration. They will both collectively and individually challenge all forms of discrimination and hatred.
Individual supporters of all clubs are invited to donate to the campaign here