Vincent Tan: 90% of Cardiff fans support me

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has launched a staunch defence of his tenure in south Wales and believes he has been portrayed unfairly as a villain.

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Supporters' Trust: Cardiff fans don't need to apologise

"We are disappointed that Mr Tan has raised uncertainty about the future at a time when the team is fighting to retain Premier League status" says Tim Hartley, chair of Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust.

Mr Tan talks about wanting to unite with fans. The first thing he could do to help towards achieving that would be to meet the Trust and Cardiff City Supporters’ Club as was promised in December last year.

Putting that meeting into the distant future is not acceptable and shows disrespect to supporters.

While fans are grateful for the significant investment into Cardiff City, we don’t believe fans need to apologise for campaigning for a return to our traditional blue colours.

Vincent Tan: 90% of Cardiff fans support me

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has launched a staunch defence of his tenure in south Wales and believes he has been portrayed unfairly as a villain.

Tan suggested the British press presented him in an 'unfair' light Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire

"Do you think that Malky Mackay would have got us promoted without my investment? Without me giving him money? After we got promoted the fans were all very supportive, everybody was appreciative," he told BBC Sport.

Mackay was sacked in December amid claims from Tan that he vastly overspent in the summer.

"Overall, even now, I think, I would say even 90 per cent of the fans are supportive, the problem is you have 10 per cent or five per cent or maybe even a few hundred people that are not supportive, who are more vocal" said Tan.

"And then you have the British press who have has been misled by some people, feeding them wrong information and saying what a terrible person I am and trying to make fun of me and paint me like a villain.

"I think when this thing is over, fans will understand and they should regret what they have done to me and maybe some of them should apologise to me."

Tan also reiterated his stance that the club's colours will not be changing from red back to their traditional blue.

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