PROTESTING ADDICKS’ BELGIAN INVASION
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.”