Players from troubled legendary Croatian football club Hajduk Split paraded around its Poljud stadium with a transparent which read “Vi Ste Hajduk” (You are Hajduk), last night as more than 20,000 fans turned up in support of the club at the end of a turbulent week.
Just under 10 days ago the Split City Council refused to guarantee a loan of just over 3 million euros to keep the club a float. The refusal meant that Hajduk Split would inevitably go bankrupt the club officials said, resulting in the club ceasing to exist and booted out of all football competitions. A u-turn decision was made just days later when fans took to the streets to protest the earlier decision.
The clubs loyal supporters, Torcida, called on fans to support the club at Sunday’s home fixture against Istra. Over 20,000 fans turned up, but unfortunately Istra spoilt the party, winning 1:0.