Fans of Sky Bet Championship strugglers Bristol City will crank up the pressure on under-fire manager Lee Johnson with a mass protest during Tuesday evening’s fixture against Norwich City at Ashton Gate according to the Bristol Post.
The Robins have fallen into the relegation zone in the Sky Bet Championship table after a disastrous collapse following a bright start to the season which initially saw the club challenge in the top half of the table.
Pressure has steadily been building upon City boss Johnson with The Robins having won just two of their last 21 league matches. There have been strong calls for the former Barnsley and Oldham Athletic boss to be sacked in recent weeks with fans concerned about the prospect of relegation and it is now understood that a large section of the Bristol City fanbase is expected to stage some kind of protest against Johnson on Tuesday evening when the club face Norwich City at Ashton Gate.
It is believed that any protest will be peaceful with fans possibly entering the stands well after kick off, protesting outside of Ashton Gate or staging a ‘sit in’ protest at full time.
Majority shareholder Steve Lansdown has been encouraged to sack Johnson by the fans in recent weeks however the 64-year-old has remained loyal to his manager stating that he believes in Johnson’s philosophy.
Bristol City did record a credible 2-2 draw at Newcastle United following Lansdown’s recent backing for Johnson but The Robins have lost at Aston Villa and could only draw at home to Burton Albion since that positive result.