On 5 October 2016, Reds Independent issued a statement that called upon the board of Shelbourne FC to explain two simple things which they publicly stated in their own statement issued the previous day.
1) What happened to the promise by Joe Casey to consult with the supporters over the relocation of the club?
2) To name the supporters’ groups that the board alleged had lobbied DCC in favour of the club relocating to Dalymount.
In the absence of a response to these questions, Reds Independent released a further statement on 23 November 2016, calling for Shelbourne supporters to refrain from funding the club in any way while this lack of transparency
and accountability existed.
In the absence of a published response to these matters, we regret that we again must ask supporters not to pay into home league matches nor any cup matches that the club are entitled to a percentage of gate receipts from.
We also ask supporters not to buy any product that will fund the club nor to fund the club through any form of sponsorship.
We encourage supporters to continue to support the team on the pitch and to attend away games in order to do so.
22 February 2017