Spot on this, I support any fans right to protest, but the Blue Union protests ended up with so much in-fighting and name calling amongst the fan base it quickly created a schism and rapidly led to a ‘if you’re not for us, you’re against us’ mindset, which was possibly the most toxic period I remember?
it would be nice to think that the events towards the end of last season demonstrated that whether we protest or not, whether we have differences on how to express our anger / disappointment or not, we are all Blues at the end of the day and need to stick together where it counts, e.g. when the refs whistle blows.
The Blue Union was instrumental in putting the skids under Kenwright's ownership which eventually led to him selling up. It had a lot of support amongst a lot of Evertonians and morphed into organisations like the Fans Supporting Foodbanks set up outside Goodison. The 27 minute group are a lot more circumspect. They want not so much a sale of the club as new stewards for it, and they are purely a lobbying group with no social ambitions in the community. The rupture between the Blue Union and other fans was between happy clappers for Kenwright satisfied with more of the top half finishes and fans with more ambition. This time everyone is singing the same song but on different pages of the hymn-sheet - that's where the discord will come from.
In short: it isn't a great parallel.