The Football League Paper - - INSIDE - By Tom Black­ett

UP TO 250 Charl­ton Ath­letic fans were ex­pected to gather for a protest march against the club’s owner Roland Duchatelet last night – in Bel­gium!

The dis­grun­tled Ad­dicks fans de­cided to go to Duchatelet’s home town of Sint-Truiden to step up their cam­paign for him to quit the club, fu­ri­ous at what they per­ceive as his poor man­age­ment of the League One club.

They were plan­ning to march through the town ahead of the lo­cal team’s Jupiler League match against Eu­pen at 8pm lo­cal time.

The protest was planned jointly by the Coali­tion Against Roland Duchatelet (CARD), in­clud­ing Women Against the Regime (WAR), and the Bel­gium 20, who have pre­vi­ously con­fronted Duchatelet at the Sint-Truiden sta­dium, Stayen.

A CARD spokesper­son said: “The num­bers in Bel­gium alone give the lie to Duchatelet’s claim that the protests are down to ‘a few hot­heads who were shown the door’.

“We are putting him on no­tice that he can ex­pect to be em­bar­rassed and up­set for as long as it takes to per­suade him to sell up, just as he has caused so much frus­tra­tion and un­hap­pi­ness to Charl­ton fans over the last three years. We will act law­fully, but we will never leave him in peace.”

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