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Why are Charlton fans throwing bags of crisps onto the pitch during their game today?

The latest protest from fans of the League One club is a little bizarre

We imagine the staff at Charlton were a bit frazzled today.

Play had to be stopped after just one minute into their League One clash against Fleetwood this afternoon, as fans threw packets of crisps onto the pitch.

Strange, huh?

Well, it goes back to a story that emerged earlier this week detailing how a member of staff at the club was reportedly forced to ask HR for permission to eat a packet of crisps at their desk.

Ridiculous as it sounds, this is seemingly the latest cost-cutting measure masterminded by universally-unpopular owner Roland Duchatelet.

So fans have voiced their disgust by chucking bags of crisps onto the pitch as part of their latest protest.

Duchatelet, who’s been in control of the struggling club since January 2014, is said to be desperate to squeeze every penny while he looks to sell the club.

As a result, cutbacks around the club have reached insane levels and it includes the working hours of cleaners at the stadium.

Fans of the club have staged plenty of protests against their owner in the past, and it seems thousands are boycotting matches.

Other recently reported cost-cutting measures at the Valley include paper towel dispensers in staff toilets being sealed up, staff having meetings in the dark and academy players not provided with breakfast at the club’s training ground.


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