Time to unite and protest before it is too late
It is now time to unify and take our protestations against Roland Duchatelet and his utter mismanagement of OUR football club to a new level.
For many months, and in fact since Duchatelet bought the club nearly two years ago, there has been much division amongst the supporters, more than at any time in at least the previous 50 years, which has only helped Duchatelet and Meire continue their arrogant and systematic destruction of everything Charlton Athletic stands for.
But even now the most ardent Duchatelet apologists or understandably those Addicks who didn’t concern themselves with what goes on off the pitch, must now have no doubt where this ruinous occupation of OUR club is going.
Rick Everitt, so often a catalyst in bringing together the collective spirit and determination of our support, has written this piece today on the Voice of The Valley website. And I agree with every word.
The Spell it Out campaign has also called for Duchatelet, Meire and Fraeye to go. After almost two years of trying to find out the owner’s strategy, recent revelations tell us all we need to know about what plans the Belgians have for OUR club. The time for talk is over, it is time to reclaim OUR football club before they destroy it.
The Voice of The Valley is calling for a massive demonstration outside the west-stand reception and the boardroom after Saturday’s game, regardless of the result. Forget the politics and divisions, we need to unite behind a one hour-long protest, with one loud and clear message.
There are also massive calls across social media for a 2.30pm protest before the game behind the West Stand on Saturday. Do both, do whatever it takes, enough is enough.
In Rick’s words:
“If we don’t try then I believe we are betraying our club’s past as well as its future. For the Charlton Athletic that has been cherished and nurtured by generations of us in South East London, across Kent and beyond, is surely more than some absentee landlord’s plaything.
It falls to our generation to be the ones who must once again stand in the way of those whose incomprehensible antics may otherwise see it perish. We must stand – or sit – in their way this very weekend. January 23rd, when Blackburn Rovers visit, will be too late to get things done in the transfer window.
If we do not do so then we may have many years in which to rue the consequences.”