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Sheffield Wednesday owner blasts ‘selfish’ fans and says he won’t invest more money

Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri has slammed ‘selfish’ supporters in a strong statement on Friday morning.  

The Owls have made a horrible start to the 2023-24 season, picking up just two points from eight league matches. 

The Yorkshire outfit are bottom of the Championship standings ahead of their home game against Sunderland this evening.

Fans at the club are unhappy with Chansiri, but the Thai businessman also has many grievances. 

In a lengthy statement on, he criticised supporters for their lack of respect and claims he will no longer put money into the club.   

Chansiri said: “I am the one who saved the club and spent the money for the club – I am the one who needs to pay around £2m on average every month.

“Some fans need to have more respect for owners of clubs and not be so selfish, thinking of their own benefit without doing anything good to the club.

“Those fans who create trouble to the club and myself and believe that they are the real owner of the club need to be responsible for the financial matters of the club from now on.”

Fans were unhappy about Darren Moore’s departure as manager and have also complained about high ticket prices at Hillsborough.

However, Chansiri feels that some of the criticism aimed towards him and his family has overstepped the mark.

“Fans can complain, criticise, give strong opinions, balanced opinions, say anything you like,” he added.

“But no one has the right to cross the line or the right to try and cause damage, throw insults, or go to my family which has happened again, which I cannot accept.

“Right now, this is too much.”

A consortium led by Chansiri completed the takeover in January 2015.

The Owls suffered relegation to League One in 2021 after a points deduction for breaking the English Football League’s sustainability rules. 

However, they returned to the Championship in dramatic fashion at the end of last season.

Wednesday overturned a four-goal deficit in the play-off semi-final against Peterborough before defeating Barnsley in the final. 

Xisco Munoz was appointed manager in July but has struggled to deliver results.

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