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Leyton Orient fans storm the field at Brisbane Road as match against Colchester is abandoned… or so we thought

Supporters invaded the pitch in protest against their owner Francesco Becchetti

LEYTON ORIENT’S final home match of the season was abandoned  after a pitch invasion as angry fans protested against their owner Francesco Becchetti.

Supporters vented their anger in the 85th minute, forcing play during their home game against Colchester to be stopped.

Fans stormed to the pitch at Brisbane Road

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Fans stormed to the pitch at Brisbane Road

The O’s were relegated from the Football League for the first time in 112 years earlier this month.

Fans reportedly chanted: “Orient is ours! F*** off Bechetti! Orient is ours!”

Orient were losing 3-1 to Colchester before the fans took to the field.

Officials tried to calm fans and remove them off the pitch but their efforts failed.

A flare was used during the pitch invasion

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A flare was used during the pitch invasion

Fans reportedly sang: “Orient is ours! F*** off Bechetti! Orient is ours!”

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Fans reportedly sang: “Orient is ours! F*** off Bechetti! Orient is ours!”

This sign was pictured outside the stadium

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This sign was pictured outside the stadium

After over an hour of stoppage officials called for the game to be abandoned with Orient fans showing to sign of giving in.

Or so we thought!

Once the stadium has emptied, the players came back out and completed the last five minutes.

The referee had sold everyone a dummy.

The game finished 3-1 behind closed doors.

A suitably dramatic and farcical end to Orient’s season at home.

You have to feel for their fans.