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‘I would make their life a misery’ – Simon Jordan slams ‘cowards’ who continue to terrorize Gillingham owner Paul Scally leading to forced sabbatical from League Two club


Simon Jordan slammed the ‘cowards’ who terrorized Gillingham chairman Paul Scallysaying he would “make it his life’s mission to make their lives a misery”.

The 67-year-old took possession of the League Two club in 1995 when he bought them for £1 to keep them from going into liquidation and out of administration.

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Unfortunately for Scally, he was the subject of intense harassment following the club’s relegation from League One last season, which led to him hiring Paul Fisher as co-chairman and CEO while taking on a forced break from duty due to a group of fans. trespassing on his property, damaging his car and intimidating his family.

Describing the abuse as “relentless, personal, abusive and disgusting”, Scally called out Gillingham’s fan base for “crossing the line” and admitted he was worried about what they would do next.

Speaking to Jim White, Scally said: “It went beyond what would be considered a normal football joke, in my opinion, and I don’t know what it is.

“These people are desperate and obsessed with making my life miserable and bringing down the football club.

“I fell in love with Gillingham and I fell in love with football and that’s why I decided I had to take this break and walk away to try and get my life back a bit and try to get some normalcy. in my life for me and my family.

Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan is a man who knows exactly what it’s like to be the butt of criticism from supporters.


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Addressing Scally’s story, he told White and Jordan: “I had people who had a lot to say for themselves, and I was dexterous enough to confront them and get them to say it to me specifically rather than to hide behind the veneer of a social media opportunity or in a group of supporters in a stadium on match day.

“I know Paul and he can be a character at times, but I don’t think he has the right to receive the level of abuse that he says he has received. These people are obviously getting carried away and they need to be done. feel because there’s a line between telling someone they’re not very good at their job and bringing that to a situation where you go to someone’s house, damaging their car and bullying their family.

“We all know that football is fueled by emotion and we have to take some of the bad with the good because without the emotion you don’t have the commitment, the interest and people won’t be as invested. .

“I would make it my life’s mission to make their lives a misery in return. I would not allow them to dictate the terms of my departure. I wouldn’t allow them to be in a position where they affected my life, I would affect theirs. I would bring them the fight, metaphorically. I want them to understand the consequences of their behavior.

'I would make their life a misery' - Simon Jordan slams 'cowards' who continue to terrorize Gillingham owner Paul Scally leading to forced sabbatical from League Two club
Jordan said he would metaphorically lead the fight against Gillingham fans
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“There’s one thing that gives me a bit of a stick in the game and if it’s warranted, you have to accept it. If not, either you find a way to exclude them from the environment , or you bring them into a situation where you invite them to tell you face to face.

“I don’t run away from confrontation. Tragically for me, I run to him. They’re cowards and that’s what cowards do.

“They are cowards and bullies and Paul needs to take a sabbatical, take a break and breathe. He has the ball, Paul Scally. Whether we agree on things or not, he’s got some guts and he needs to take a little break and get back to thinking “am I getting pushed around by little runts” and do I find a solution to my problem, but only Paul can answer that.

“Paul is a strong character, he has a moment and I get it. As a football fan you are entitled to your views but if this is what it looks like I don’t know who heck these people think they are and how they are able to behave, it has to be said in bed.

“This is unacceptable, totally and utterly unacceptable. They are not men, they are cowards.

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