Dons super-fan Paul Strank calls on MK to hold Drop the Dons vote
One of AFC Wimbledon’s biggest fans has called on MK Dons to ask its fans whether it is time for them to sever their last remaining tie to south-west London and drop the Dons from their name.
Paul Strank, who since 2006 has proudly had a stand named after him at the ground in Kingsmeadow, said MK Dons owner Pete Winkelman should hold a ballot among his supporters.
Mr Strank, 61, said: “Personally I think they should call themselves MK Wanderers because they wandered off to Milton Keynes.
“Dropping the Dons would earn them a lot of respect and I reckon most of their fans wouldn’t be bothered – so why not let them have a say?
“It’s a chance for them to properly start their own history, they’ve nothing to do with Wimbledon anymore.”
Mr Strank also said he would travel to Stadium mk on December 2 to see the true Dons face Milton Keynes for the first time.
He said: “It’s like gladiators going into the lions den – we should be there to support them and that’s what I’ll be doing.
“I’ve been supporting the club since I was 10 and I can tell you there are no Wimbledon fans who now support Milton Keynes – if I’m wrong I’d love to know who these people are.”
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