Salford Red Devils rugby league club owner Marwan Koukash (pictured) was so disappointed by his club’s performance this season he has cancelled the annual awards ceremony.
Salford will miss the 8-team playoffs like every year, but this year, Koukash, who has owned the club for almost 2 years, has snapped, and scrapped the event, due to be held this weekend.
“We have not won anything and we are not in the play-offs. We have nothing to celebrate. To me, winning is everything and I have always made this very clear.”
“That’s why I’ve followed the standard formula for sporting success: changed the team name once, coach four times, and 34 players in 19 months.”
Koukash revealed the decision to cancel the presentation was made after an extensive consultation process that involved consulting one fan.
“One supporter came up to me and said he had spent £100 for nothing. This hurt him because he claimed he only earned £300 a week. When he said how would the players feel if they had a third of their income taken away, I had to act.”
“If cancelling the awards doesn’t work, I’m going to change the team colours and see how that goes.”