Hibs: Kane’s surprise as Petrie at Farmer meeting

Sir Tom Farmer: Confidentiality. Picture: Neil Hanna
Sir Tom Farmer: Confidentiality. Picture: Neil Hanna
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Paul Kane, the ex-Hibernian player leading the campaign to oust chairman Rod Petrie, met with club owner Sir Tom Farmer yesterday.

Petrie also attended the meeting, at which Kane put forward two proposals for the future of the club. The former Easter Road midfielder was accompanied by businessman Ian Blackford and retired criminal lawyer George Moore, both Hibs supporters.

Kane said: “It was important to open dialogue directly with the club owner and majority shareholder. I was very surprised Rod Petrie was present, especially after his disclaimer last week. Rod Petrie had told me then he was not involved in the running of Hibs any more since Leeann Dempster’s appointment [as Hibs chief executive] and now had a purely non-executive role.

“We discussed the two proposals and I will now submit a document outlining them in detail. At this stage I will respect Sir Tom Farmer’s request for confidentiality but hope to bring the fans up to date at the soonest possible opportunity.

“I also made clear to Sir Tom that the Petrie Out campaign would continue. Rod Petrie has lost the confidence of the Hibs support and failed in his stewardship of the club. For Hibs to move on he should go now.”