Never shy about making their displeasure with aspects of how Charlton Athletic is run perfectly clear, fans of the Addicks followed through on their threat to deliver "bags of trouble" for the club's owner, Belgian millionaire Roland Duchâtelet.
During today's game against Joey Barton's Fleetwood Town, fans of the club were provided with bags of crisps and encouraged to throw them onto the pitch shortly after kick-off.
— Charlton Athletic FC (@CAFCofficial) August 25, 2018
— Louis Mendez (@LouisMend) August 25, 2018
— Martin Carey (@MC_Comms) August 25, 2018
Outlining the reasons for this disgruntled act yesterday, Charlton's Coalition Against Roland Duchâtelet (CARD) stated that they were protesting in support of club staff members who had, "been denied a promised annual pay-out by the club's Belgian millionaire owner, despite meeting the targets they were set.
— Tony Kinson (@mrkinski) August 25, 2018
— Richard Cawley (@RichCawleySLP) August 25, 2018
Why the crisps? In the same statement released yesterday on the organisation's Twitter page, CARD referred their reasoning to a story taken from the Evening Standard about a bemusing incident inside the club.
We were struck by the absurdity of yesterday's story in the Evening Standard about one staff member having to consult three different managers over whether they were permitted to eat a packet of crisps at the their desk because of cuts to office cleaning.
If the regime finds people having snacks at The Valley hard to swallow it seems only right to rub salt in the wounds.
— CARD (@CharltonCARD) August 24, 2018
An unusual way of making their voices heard, it goes without saying that the continued fight to regain some control of Charlton Athletic and the well-being of this club will not be going unnoticed.