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Political Party Formed in Belgium Against Roland (by Charlton Fans)

edited December 2017 in General Charlton
Charlton fans have formed a political party in protest against Addicks owner Roland Duchatelet.

The Roland Out Today (ROT) party will field a candidate in Sint-Truiden’s local elections on October 14, 2018.

The Valley faithful have been demonstrating against Duchatelet for the past three years. The Belgian tycoon, who is keen to sell-up, has angered fans with his running of the club.

A ROT spokesman said: “We don’t feel Duchatelet’s football business practices have been in the best interests of Charlton.

“While protesting to save our club from further damage, Addicks fans have paid several visits to Sint-Truiden.

“We’ve talked to many people who feel similarly to us, who think Roland Duchatelet’s football, business, and political dealings have had a detrimental effect locally.

“The unity march held in Sint-Truiden last spring showed that fans can protest passionately, humorously and intelligently, without causing any trouble.

“It is time to take the discussion to him on his own territory, via the power of the ballot box, using that same passion, humour, and intelligence in our campaign.

“You can visit for more information.”

ROT’s full manifesto is set to be published in 2018, along with the identity of the candidate.


  • Great initiative
  • edited December 2017
    Will be great as a parting gift when he goes, to have lost charlton and his hometown!
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  • Gotta love a bit of rot, it’s what he’s done to us for the last 4 years.
  • Great stuff, well done and congratulations to all those involved in setting this up !
  • absolutely fantastic work, well done! Roland Out!
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  • Wear your rosettes with pride on Saturday!
  • Wot about Brexit ? The UK leaving the EU by the front door then contesting local EU elections via the back door - this could be the breakthrough TM has been looking for.
  • edited December 2017
    Do you have to be a Belgian national to stand for election or can any European stand ?
  • What is ROT's stance on Brexit?
  • Brilliant! Wonderful stuff chaps, hopefully a final nail in his coffin.
  • dizzee said:

    What is ROT's stance on Brexit?

    This is a Municipal election not a Referendum .
  • Brilliant, well done to all those concerned.
  • Excellent work.
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