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Video: Strange Protest of the Week Goes to Coventry and Charlton Fans Who Threw Plastic Pigs

Video: Strange Protest of the Week Goes to Coventry and Charlton Fans Who Threw Plastic Pigs

In a season which has been rocked by fan protests against managers and owners, Coventry City and Charlton Athletic fans have topped the lot this afternoon.

With supporters from both clubs unhappy with how their teams are being run, they decided to stage a protest before this afternoon’s match.

However, this wasn’t your stereotypical hoisting controversial banners and singing confrontational songs sort of protest.

No, instead this protest saw supporters throw thousands of plastic pigs onto the pitch at the Ricoh Arena in a bid to force their owners to sell up and move on.

This of course isn’t the first time a ‘flying pigs’ protest has taken place, with both clubs being involved in the first pig-throwing incident earlier this season.

The amount of plastic pigs being thrown on the pitch forced officials to postpone kick-off until the field was cleared:

The reasoning behind the protest is clear, with Coventry currently rock-bottom of League One and facing the prospect of playing League 2 football next season.

The club’s perilous league form coupled with the fact the club have only one season left in their stadium before their lease runs out, clearly has supporters on edge.

Meanwhile Charlton owner Roland Duchatelet oversaw their relegation to League One last year and with the club currently showing no signs of achieving promotion this season, fans are equally fed up.

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