All the people I know who have decided not to come to Charlton this season are doing it because they can’t stand the current owner and CEO. The reason that they take this view is because of the lack of any vision, ambition for the club or indeed understanding of the fanbase.
It is not because of any of the activities of CARD, who I believe they generally support. There seems to be a view, notably taken by Michael Tucker, who posts under Vital Charlton that CARD are part of the problem rather than the solution.
Yesterdays protest was non violent, received huge sympathetic media coverage and the analogy of the flying pigs was suitably intelligent.
Sensing that they have been comprehensively out thought by CARD, the Supporters Trust and every other sensible respresentative fan body, the club has employed a PR company to respond to the barrage of criticism. I suspect that a fair amount of the social media which purport to oppose CARD are actually from imaginary people.
Anyway, whether CARD is likely to achieve its objectives is open to debate, but I applaud them for trying.
We currently sit 15th in the 3rd division of English Football, we have an owner who has attended one game in 4 Years and a CEO who thinks that the club should promote its image by featuring a couple engaging in copulation on the centre circle.
Criticism of CARD is ridiculous by comparison.