Their name has become a byword for mismanagement. Now, a Blackburn Rovers fan will stand on an anti-Venky's platform at the upcoming general election.
There was a time, before the modern Premier League era, where some of the most iconic managers in English football were heavily invested in left-wing politics. That said, not all of them lived up to their own ideals.
Ahead of their game against Germany in May 1938, the English national football side gave the Nazi salute. Almost 70 years on it remains among the most controversial moments in the team's history.