Russell Brand and James Corden join Blackpool protests

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James Corden and Russell Brand are the latest famous faces to back Blackpool supporters in their protests against Karl Oyston.

The Seasiders chairman is under fire after one of the worst seasons in the club’s history left Pool rock-bottom of the Championship.

Ahead of Saturday’s final game at home to Huddersfield, fans group Tangerine Knights have turned to ‘Twitter bombing’ a host of big names.

This social media phenomenon involves directing a large number of simultaneous tweets at chosen celebrities in the hope of gaining their attention and support.

It worked with Brand and Corden, who jumped on board to back the ‘Oyston Out’ campaign.

Corden, now a TV star on both sides of the Atlantic, tweeted “I’m with you Blackpool FC” along with an ‘Oyston Out’ image to his five million worldwide followers.

Comedian Brand, who has 9.4m Twitter followers, tweeted: “Blackpool fans, what’s going on at your club? How can I help?”

Others famous faces to have added their support include Countdown’s Rachel Riley, QPR midfielder Joey Barton, comic Jason Manford, actor Michael Sheen and Peter Hooton, lead singer of The Farm, whose anthem All Together Now is played at every Bloomfield Road match.

The campaign is building up to planned protest at this weekend’s match, jointly organised by the Tangerine Knights and the Blackpool Supporters Trust.