JUST SELL UP NOW IS FANS’ PLEA TO ROLAND
FED-UP Charlton Athletic fans are hoping their protest against owner Roland Duchatelet in Belgium last Saturday will encourage him to sell up.
More than 100 supporters of a wide age range travelled to Belgium by coach and they were joined by many dozens of others who had made their own way from England by rail and road.
They were then accompanied by a small contingent of Sint-Truiden fans for the Unity Protest march through the town to Stayen, home of Duchatelet’s Belgian club, STVV.
Police estimated total numbers at about 300.
The owner was at the stadium but did not show himself during the demonstration.
A Coalition Against Roland Duchatelet (CARD) spokesperson said: “The protest in Sint-Truiden went well beyond our expectations.
“In addition to CARD’s role, we want to acknowledge the part played in delivering it by the Belgium 20 group, as well as Women Against the Regime (WAR).
“It was months in the planning, so it was not just about recent results, but three years of hopeless management of the club.
“If necessary we will return to Belgium in even larger numbers in future, but we would much prefer that Duchatelet makes arrangements to sell the club before that happens. We fear for its future if he remains in control.”