Daniel Richardson

Daniel Richardson is a Wellington-based sports journalist for NZME. News Service.

Soccer: Phoenix fans pay tribute to Serepisos

Former Phoenix owner Terry Serepisos salutes the crowd during the round two A-League match between Wellington Phoenix and Newcastle Jets. Photo / Getty Images
Former Phoenix owner Terry Serepisos salutes the crowd during the round two A-League match between Wellington Phoenix and Newcastle Jets. Photo / Getty Images

Former Wellington Phoenix owner Terry Serepisos may be down but he's not out, at least with football fans.

Before the kick-off of the Phoenix's first home game of the season in Wellington today, Yellow Fever supporters unfurled a large banner that read "Thanks Terry''.

Serepisos, who was at the game against the Newcastle Jets, waved to the fans and shared a hug with coach Ricki Herbert.

The former property developer had bankrolled the Wellington-based club since its creation in in 2007 but relinquished the licence of the club just before he was declared bankrupt.

The club was taken over by a consortium of seven Wellington businessmen, spearheaded by Kiwibank chairman Rob Morrison.

- APNZ

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