Hundreds of mini footballs rain down at the Valley
The match between Charlton Athletic and Birmingham City had to be stopped for several minutes as the pitch was bombarded with mini footballs from all sides as Charlton fans once again showed their anger at the current owners who are systematically destroying the historic south London club.
On Saturday 2 April 2016 fans from the Coalition Against Roland Duchatelet (CARD) organised their second successive disruptive protest at the Valley, in a long line of demonstrations aimed absentee owner Duchatelet and he club’s general manager. Along with the shower of mini footballs the crowd chanted “we want Roland out” and continue to voice their anger throughout the game.
Also more than 2,000 pin badges bearing the fan group slogan ‘we want our Charlton back’ were handed out and fans were encouraged to take the ‘difficult step’ of holding off before signing up for next year’s season tickets.
Charlton went on to win 2-1 but still leaves them 23rd in the Championship, six points from safety, with eight games remaining to save their season. Whether Duchatelet sticks around depends on how much profit there is to be made from the club.