Championship: Charlton Fans Protest Club Ownership Before Brighton Clash, Throw Beachballs Onto Pitch (Video)

Alan Duffy

23rd, April 2016


Already relegated to League One, Charlton hosted promotion-chasing Brighton on Saturday afternoon, with Addicks’ fans keen to make their feelings known about owner Roland Duchatelet.

The fans held a pre-match protest outside the Valley. Then, soon after kick-off, they tried to disrupt the game by launching hundreds of beach balls onto the pitch…

Belgian millionaire Duchatelet bought the club in January 2014 but has overseen a period of lack of direction off the pitch and poor form on the field of play, which has culminated in the London side’s relegation out of the Championship.

As for the game itself, visitors Brighton secured a precious 3-1 win which sees them go level on points at the top of the table with both Burnley and Middlesbrough, although the Seagulls’ inferior goal difference sees them placed third in the rankings. As for Charlton, they find themselves second from bottom and with much work to be done.

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  1. a2c says:

    Them exenophobes behaved like a bunch of ooligans today, there vermin, death penalty aint good enough for them I reckon.

  2. SmokedAddick says:

    5000 peaceful protesters warmly supported by Brighton fans. At the very least a victory for democracy and a powerful message to an ownership that doesn’t care.
    Measure that against one negative inarticulate comment on here that appears to be the work of a blithering idiot

  3. a2c says:

    A negative exenophobe on ere who condones throwin objects n missiles onto our gaff n a smoke bomb n anti Belgian foul abuse. There like terrorists n couldn’t care less if another fans get injured or the grahnds staff n players even. Thass wot them exenophobes are like, vermin. Theirn get away with it cos under the tories, all the police are cut back.

  4. sb says:

    You give our owner a run for his money with your spelling and grammar a2c

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