The Swansea City Supporters’ Trust announces, with great regret, that Will Morris has stepped down from his role as Chairman of the Trust and as a member of the Trust Board.
Will had only recently, and reluctantly, taken on the Chairman role and was keen to make an early effort to engage with fans on internet forums and social media. This however was met with unwarranted, unjustified and potentially libelous comments directed at him. He advised the Trust Board that whilst he was prepared to accept and indeed expected a certain level of criticism as part and parcel of the role, he felt that the nature and extent of totally unwarranted personal abuse was completely unacceptable. He was quite simply not prepared to put up with it himself, nor subject his family to this. He added that neither would he expect others doing their best in a voluntary role to have to do so.
We would hope all Swans fans will recognise that whilst some may disagree with the views and/or actions of the Trust and its individual Board Members, and we have no issue with fans expressing their disagreement, there is neither excuse nor justification for initiating a personal attack on an individual’s character, particularly with comments which are completely unfounded. Traditionally the Supporters’ Trust has not been inundated with applications from individuals who are prepared to give up their own time to join the Trust Board. This sort of personal attack does nothing to encourage fans to come forward and we sincerely hope this will not be repeated.
The Trust Board wishes to place on record its thanks to Will for the huge amount of time and effort he has devoted to the Trust during his time on the Trust Board. We are sorry that he has decided to leave the Board at this time, and his significant contribution will be missed.
A further announcement regarding the Chairman’s position will be made following the next Trust Board Meeting at the beginning of December.