Southend have seen their match stopped with balls and rats thrown onto the pitch a day after proprietor Ron Martin ‘drives his automobile into followers’.
Shrimpers supporters held one other protest throughout Tuesday night time’s match with Maidenhead United at Roots Corridor, as soon as once more it was stopped with the Roots Corridor devoted making their emotions recognized.
Shrimpers supporters have large issues for the way forward for the membership and are determined for chairman Ron Martin to maneuver on.
Protests have been held exterior Martin’s home and at video games in the course of the previous few months.
And a spokesperson for the Southend Fan protest group has confirmed one other protest will likely be going down within the twenty fifth minute of this night’s recreation.
He mentioned: “The assorted supporters teams have once more mixed forces to name for a protest within the twenty fifth minute of tonight’s match.
“The twenty fifth minute is claimed to characterize 25 years of Ron Martin’s possession of the membership, which has seen its stadium transferred to his possession, tens of hundreds of thousands of debt added to its steadiness sheet, relegations to its lowest level in a century and countless embargoes, courtroom hearings and now factors deductions.
“The fans are calling on all sides of the stadium to once again unite to highlight the club’s woes whilst a sale fails to be agreed and bring pressure on Ron Martin to leave immediately.”
Play is stopped as tennis balls and toy rats are thrown onto the pitch pic.twitter.com/cryNOLSbhy
— Chris Phillips (@CJPhillips1982) September 19, 2023
On Monday, Southend Fan Protest Group @fan_southend1 uploaded a video, saying: “As a consequence of blocking the sale of the membership, Mr Rat’s driveway was blocked from the general public footpath. He drove his automobile into peaceable followers regardless.
“He’s not only lost control of the club, he’s lost control of his mind. #MartinOut”
Final month, Southend United’s Nationwide League recreation in opposition to Eastleigh was briefly halted as followers threw tennis balls on the pitch in a protest in opposition to proprietor Ron Martin.
The incident occurred within the tenth minute of Friday’s match – referencing the 10-point penalty handed to the membership two days in the past over their tax debt.
The punishment adopted a Excessive Court docket ruling to grant the membership a last 42-day deadline to keep away from being wound up.
The Shrimpers have but to clear debt of £275,000 owed to HM Income & Customs.
Southend began the sport at house to Eastleigh on the backside of the Nationwide League desk on minus 4 factors and followers chanted “We want Martin out” because the protest started.
The membership have whole money owed of £2.5m and have been given till 4 October to safe the membership’s future.
Proprietor and chairman Martin, who has been concerned with Southend for greater than 25 years, mentioned the sale of the membership to an unnamed Australian purchaser ought to be finalised subsequent month.
As a consequence of blocking the sale of the membership, Mr Rat’s driveway was blocked from the general public footpath. He drove his automobile into peaceable followers regardless.
He’s not solely misplaced management of the membership, he’s misplaced management of his thoughts. #MartinOut pic.twitter.com/ZH0bmtInmq
— Southend Fan Protest Group (@fan_southend1) September 18, 2023
— Kay Fogg (@Kaylalula) September 19, 2023
That is what Twitter customers needed to say because the Southend match is stopped with tennis balls and toy rats thrown onto the pitch…
@RFCJoeJ: Effectively in
@ElmParkRoyals: Like to see this
@adamReadingFC: high quality, hoping for you
Southend United followers stopping the sport by throwing rats onto the pitch within the twenty fifth min in recognition of the 25 years we’ve had Ron Martin as proprietor – its time to go. We don’t deserve this.
— London Shrimper (@londonshrimper) September 19, 2023
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