Southend match stopped with balls and rats thrown onto pitch | Ron Martin ‘drives automobile into followers’

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 protested throughout Tuesday evening’s match with Maidenhead United at Roots Corridor, as soon as once more it was stopped with the Roots Corridor trustworthy making their emotions recognized.

There are severe considerations for the way forward for the membership, with a court docket date deliberate for subsequent month (October) and calls develop for chairman Ron Martin to promote up and depart.

Protests have been held outdoors Ron Martin’s home and at video games in the course of the current months, demanding for him to promote the membership.

A spokesperson for the Southend Fan protest group mentioned one other protest will probably be going down within the twenty fifth minute of the match towards Maidenhead, and that they did!

He mentioned: “The varied 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 symbolize 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 stability sheet, relegations to its lowest level in a century and countless embargoes, court docket hearings and now factors deductions.

“The followers are calling on all sides of the stadium to as soon as once more unite to focus on the membership’s woes while a sale fails to be agreed and produce strain on Ron Martin to go away instantly.”

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 solely misplaced management of the membership, he’s misplaced management of his thoughts. 🎾🐀 #MartinOut”

Final month, the membership’s Nationwide League sport towards Eastleigh had been briefly halted as followers threw tennis balls on the pitch in a protest towards proprietor Ron Martin.

The incident got here within the tenth minute of the match, referencing the 10-point penalty handed to the membership two days in the past over their tax debt.

The punishment got here after a Excessive Courtroom ruling to grant the membership a remaining 42-day deadline to keep away from being wound up.

They’ve but to clear debt of £275,000 owed to HM Income & Customs and have complete money owed of £2.5m and have been given till 4 October to safe the membership’s future.

Proprietor and chairman Ron Martin, who has been concerned with Southend for over 25 years, mentioned the sale of the membership to an unnamed Australian purchaser ought to be finalised, nevertheless it stays quiet to today.

SEE MORE: A number of Southend followers invade pitch in protest earlier than turning into heated with indignant York followers

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 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

@mattywazza: As a Blackpool fan, sustain with the exhausting work and get different dangerous homeowners out of the membership

@Ryan_1982_UTB: Effectively performed Southend Followers, all the most effective from an Oxford Fan #MartinOut

@Brad89827391: #MartinOut

@LRbix: Stick with it, please. 👍

@NottsCountyZone: Martin Out from all at Notts County 👏

@biggins_louis: Shame, phrases imply nothing however I ship my honest apologies to each southend fan who has coped so nicely with this clown by no means recognized out prefer it.#Martinout

@ding_dan_18: Stick with it. Let’s kick crooked homeowners out of the sport

@bagpuss83: True colors lastly revealed. Ron the Rat exhibiting everybody what he’s #MartinOut

@Readingboy1871: Maintain going Southend I hope a miracle occurs for you! Genuinely fascinated about becoming a member of & uniting with you at your away sport in Aldershot! Soccer is suppose to be concerning the followers it’s within the blood. Genuinely fascinated about Aldershot if I’m welcome?

@ElmParkRoyals: Like to see this 👍🏻🎾

@Nothing_But_T: All of us stand with Southend followers #MartinOut

@Andy120985: Can perceive the Southend supporters frustrations, If ever the chants of ‘we wish the chaiman (Martin) out’ have been justified that is considered one of them events

@Lapin36870142: Martin get the trace!! get out of our membership you grasping rat #MartinOut

@dannybolton23: Ah the great outdated days, truthful play to them for lastly making a stand 👏

@James_Poxon96: As an alternative of moaning concerning the glazers get this within the media @GNev2 an precise membership in disaster. May not be a membership in lower than a month

@capaled: Hopefully Southend discover a new proprietor that’s an honest one and in addition cares for the membership

@10pounds_: Solidarity to you all! Homeowners like yours and Dai Yongge at Studying are killing golf equipment and don’t have any regard for the followers and communities it’s affecting. #MartinOut #SellBeforeWeDai

@adamReadingFC: high quality, hoping for you 🙏

@ScottyBarber12: What’s he doing man?!

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