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Charlton fans protest and hold up game versus Middle­sbrough


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.




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