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Charlton fans vow to step up protest efforts to force out absent owner

Protesting Charlton fans have vowed to step up their efforts to force owner Roland Duchatelet to sell the club.

Disgruntled supporters staged a host of striking protests last season, including a funeral procession outside of the Valley stadium.

Several Championship games were also temporarily stopped due to a range of objects being thrown onto the pitch by fans unhappy with the current regime.

The Coalition Against Roland Duchatelet (CARD) announced over the summer that they would not interrupt early matches during the current season, with the “general wish” to give Russell Slade a chance to mount an early promotion push.

However, in a statement CARD said: “The team’s performances and results have given little indication of any improvement, but more importantly the messages from the club in recent weeks have shown that claims that they have learnt lessons and corrected mistakes are little more than empty rhetoric.

“Charlton remains a club in crisis and that crisis is caused by the ownership of Roland Duchatelet. We will now step up our efforts to remove him and we call on all those who care about the club’s future to join us.

“Given the likely make-up of the crowd for Saturday’s Football for a Fiver match against Rochdale we do not propose to take any disruptive action this weekend, but further announcements about the Coventry match will follow.”

CARD added: “We call on all Charlton fans to come and support the protests on October 15th.

“We are liaising with Coventry fans and hope that they will join us, in force, to show the contempt all football fans have for the Duchatelet and Meire regime.”

After recording consecutive victories in mid-August, the Addicks have failed to win a league game in over a month.

Slade’s side have drawn their last three games and will be desperate to get back to winning ways at home to Rochdale at the weekend.

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