Saturday saw fans of Charlton Athletic and Coventry City march together to protest about the running of their clubs.
Charlton fans are angry at the stewardship of Roland Duchâtelet, who has not attended a match at The Valley in two years, and his chief executive Katrien Meire, which has seen the club go through seven managers, an exodus of experienced backroom staff and the team relegated to League One. Coventry fans face losing their ground for a second time under the ownership of a mysterious hedge fund, Sisu.
These fans were packing a surprise – thousands of plastic pigs rained upon the pitch at kick-off, delaying the match by seven minutes and getting worldwide media attention.
Greenwich & Woolwich MP Matt Pennycook is writing to the Football League following a post-match incident where a fan was grabbed by the throat by a plain-clothes security guard after having protested with a North Korean flag during the match – a reference to Meire’s comments about not caring about the club’s history.
“Antagonism between supporters and club owners is [is] at worrying levels,” he tweeted.
You can find out more about the protests at the Coalition Against Roland Duchâtelet.