A crowdfunding campaign set up by a Portsmouth fan to pay off manager Kenny Jackett’s contract has been axed due to offensive comments.
The Fratton Park outfit drew their opening two League One games of the season against Shrewsbury Town and Rochdale before last weekend’s defeat to Wigan Athletic.
With such a stuttering start, pressure continues to develop on Jackett following last season’s failure to gain promotion from League One after play-off heartbreak.
Such pressure has seen Jackett’s job come under scrutiny, promoting one fan, Steve Betteridge, from Crookhorn, to create an account on JustGiving with a target of £400,000.
The campaign lasted less than half a day, however, as JustGiving this afternoon stepped in to remove the page from their site on the basis that it had broken guidelines due to offensive comments from some Pompey fans.
Despite such poor form and criticism of Jackett, The News understood earlier this week that the manager’s position is currently safe, claiming that the first team’s poor start has little significance when considering the financial worries currently across the English Football League.
Whilst the crowdfunding campaign may have been cancelled, it acts as a message to both Jackett and the club’s board that some fans are growing disillusioned.
Results need to improve thick and fast if the unrest is not to multiple to the point that the manager’s job becomes untenable.
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