CHARLTON BLAST AT THE FANS
CHARLTON Athletic have risked fanning the flames by accusing supporters of wanting the club to lose matches.
Addicks fans have protested vociferously against Belgian owner Roland Duchatelet and the board’s running of the club before and after recent home matches at the Valley.
A mock funeral was staged ahead of last Sunday’s 2-0 win over Middlesbrough, which was briefly halted after fans threw beach balls on the pitch.
In a statement, Charlton questioned the motives.
“Last Sunday, some individuals did not come to The Valley to watch the game and support the team, but to create disorder and interfere with the players and the game,” the statement read.
“Disorder which is, allegedly, needed to drive a change in ownership and management.
“Who would they expect the club to be sold to? Is it easier to sell the club when it is in League One rather than Championship?
“Some seem to want the club to fail. Following this logic leads to exactly the opposite of what we all want: staying in the Championship.”