Some Sheffield Wednesday fans on social media are incredibly sceptical about the idea of Erik Alonso purchasing the club after it was reported that he made a £30m offer to Dejphon Chansiri.
It’s fair to say that Chansiri hasn’t been the most popular of figures at Sheffield Wednesday in recent years. After all, he’s guided the club into financial uncertainty and a point deduction this season.
However, despite all of Chansiri’s flaws, some fans believe he’s the lesser of two evils in this scenario.
Indeed, fans seemingly aren’t too impressed by the way Alonso has conducted himself over time, and we can’t say we blame them.
He left his role as an unofficial advisor to Chansiri last month in rather unceremonious circumstances, and some supporters don’t want him to take over.
One fan stated that he doesn’t want him to join due to his supposed links with Matthew Southall – a man who was connected with an ill-fated venture at Charlton Athletic that almost saw the club go out of business.
There’s nothing official to state that Southall and Alonso are in business together, or that he’s at all connected with this bid, but Southall’s Instagram post from earlier this week seems to have made some Owls supporters suspicious.
Here’s what the Hillsborough faithful have been saying on social media…
Alonso is a chancer. Wouldn’t touch him with a barge pole.
— Peter Bailey (@PeterBa76035964) February 9, 2021
As much as Chansiri has got things wrong, we don’t want to jump from the frying pan into the fire.
— Russ (@RussAmos333) February 8, 2021
Careful what you wish for, and remember that
— James Ratcliffe (@YorkshireJr) February 8, 2021
Alonso sounds like he’s a chancer and this was the plot all along. As much as I’m disappointed in the situation Chansiri has put us in I truly believe he has the best intentions for the club whereas I can’t say the same for Alonso.
— Dan (@Danjk1984) February 9, 2021
— David Cooke (@hirsty9) February 9, 2021
Good. Erik Alonso is linked to Matt Southall who was at Charlton. If fans don’t know what happened then go read about him. We do not want them anywhere near the club.
No matter how much we want Chansiri gone.
— SwfcFan (@SwfcFan12) February 8, 2021