Crisps protest at Charlton during 0-0 draw with Fleetwood
(Image: Twitter/Martin Carey)

VIDEO: Play stopped at Charlton as fans protest by throwing packets of crisps on the pitch

Bags rain down from stand behind the goal shortly after kick-off.


Crisps are on the pitch in a protest at the owner Charlton Athletic #card #cafc #protest #efl #walkerscrisps @GaryLineker pic.twitter.com/XFDnfNp96N

— MC_Comms (@MC_Comms) August 25, 2018

As Charlton hosted Fleetwood at The Valley on Saturday, play was briefly stopped while fans threw packets of crisps onto the pitch in protest at Roland Duchatelet’s ownership of the club.

The League One clash had to be paused shortly after kick-off when a barrage of bags came down from the stand behind one of the goals, although the game’s participants initially tried to soldier on.

1' Play is stopped at The Valley as bags of crisps are cleared from the pitch.#cafc 0 #ftfc 0

— Charlton Athletic FC (@CAFCofficial) August 25, 2018

It’s the latest in a string of stunts by supporter group Campaign Against Roland Duchatelet (CARD), who are reported to have distributed the crisps.

The Belgian is said to have agreed a price to sell the London side in February, but remains in place and recently informed staff that incentivised bonuses would not be paid after a “very bad financial year”.

2' The pitch is cleared of crisps and we are back underway in SE7.#cafc 0 #ftfc 0

— Charlton Athletic FC (@CAFCofficial) August 25, 2018

The match finished 0-0.

Protests at The Valley #cafc #protest pic.twitter.com/hhSV2zcDe9

— MC_Comms (@MC_Comms) August 25, 2018