Sky Blues set to team up with Good Friday match rivals to protest their owners

Fans of Charlton Athletic are set to team up with Sky Blues supporters in April for a joint forces protest against their owners.

Charlton Athletic supporters are up in arms against their club’s Belgian owner, Roland Duchatelet, while Coventry City fans are turning on the club’s beleaguered owners Sisu.

The two teams are set to play each other at the Ricoh on 14th April, when the protest will take place.

A fans club called CARD, which stands for the Coalition against Roland Duchatelet, is organising the protest.

“We plan to take back The Valley on the final day of the season and are asking fans who have been staying away, whether in protest or frustration, to return and send a resounding message to the next owner about what Charlton can be,” a CARD spokesperson said in a statement.

“This can be accomplished inside the ground or outside, for those unwilling to buy a ticket.

“Last summer the club lost 40 per cent of its season-ticket holders. It is obviously for each supporter to make their own decision, but we would strongly encourage anyone inclined to renew to wait for developments.

“Our passion is Charlton, not protesting, so CARD will end when Duchatelet goes, but like others we are keen to put their energies into supporting new ownership and a new management team in repairing the damage of the last three years,” they added.

Duchatelet bought Charlton in 2014, while Sisu bought Coventry City in 2007.

(Photo: Geograph)

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