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Charlton fans protest and hold up game versus Middlesbrough

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Disgruntled Charlton Athletic fans held a series of protests before and during the Championship game with Middlesbrough on Sunday.

The game started as a coffin was brought to the ground by Charlton supporters unhappy with the way Roland Duchatelet and chief executive Katrien Meire are running the club - so it was perhaps appropriate that the match was to be refereed by Darren Deadman.

Middlesbrough, meanwhile, had Steve Agnew in charge, with head coach Karanka thinking over his future after leaving the training ground on Friday following a row.

The start was disrupted when a number of beach balls were thrown onto the pitch and whistles blown in the crowd later caused confusion for players.

And despite their side winning the game 2-0 many fans left the ground on 74 minutes in a pre-arranged protest.

Charlton have garnered 7 points from the last 9 and boss Jose Riga is making a fight of staying up despite the off field situation.

JB

 

 

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