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Death of Doncaster Rovers’ Ken Richardson protest ‘undertaker’

Peter Suter (left) at Doncaster Rovers' final league game against Colchester in 1998. (Photo: Shaun Flannery) www.shaunflanneryphotography.com

Peter Suter (left) at Doncaster Rovers' final league game against Colchester in 1998. (Photo: Shaun Flannery) www.shaunflanneryphotography.com

A life-long Doncaster Rovers fan whose face became the defining image of protests against former owner Ken Richardson in the late 1990s has died.

Peter Suter, left, aged 56, of Rossington, became the face of the campaign to oust Richardson from the club during the ill-fated 1997-98 campaign when he dressed as an undertaker to lead a funeral parade through the town to mark the club’s ‘death’.

A number of protests drew national media interest as fans angry at chaotic scenes at Belle Vue staged a number of protests against the club’s controversial benefactor and his sidekick Mark Weaver during Rovers’ disastrous relegation from the Football League.

Mr Suter leaves a widow Sandra and two daughters Donna and Emma as well as one grandchild Jaydon.

The funeral of Mr Suter, who has died after a period of illness, will take place on Monday at Christ The King Roman Catholic Church at 10.30am, followed by burial at Rose Hill Cemetery.

* The funeral details for Mr Suter were printed incorrectly in our sister paper the Doncaster Star. We apologise for any upset this may have caused.

 

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