Charlton fans staged a mock funeral this afternoon to symbolise what they see as the “death of their club” under its current ownership.

Supporters lined the streets to “pay their respects” as a coffin, displaying the club badge, was carried down Floyd Road towards the stadium.

In a long line of demonstrations carried out by fans furious with the way the club is being run by Roland Duchatelet, this was by far the most striking.

The Coalition Against Roland Duchatelet (CARD) – an organisation formed to unify supporters in a bid to remove the Belgian millionaire – has also planned a mass walkout during the Middlesbrough fixture.

In a press statement released to News Shopper, they said: “Duchatelet and Katrien Meire [club CEO] are destroying decades of work to build up our club in the name of a soulless experiment conducted by remote control from Belgium.

“This is not the Charlton Athletic that has been a vital part of so many people’s lives for decades.

“Football and the media are laughing at Duchatelet and Meire, but the joke’s on us. We will not allow them to continue to run our club into the ground.”