BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Lee Bowyer has admitted that his first thought when Charlton Athletic fans threw crisp packets onto the pitch today was that it was going to stop a goalscoring chance.
The Addicks broke forward almost instantly from kick-off as home supporters produced their protest at cost-cutting measures by owner Roland Duchatelet.
Charlton caretaker manager Bowyer said: “We were nearly going to score. I was thinking ‘please stop’. I thought the ref might stop [the game] and Karlan [Grant] is running in behind and we did nearly score from it in that first minute.
“Look, whatever happens off the pitch is happening. I can’t control that. I can’t control stop the fans throwing crisp packets onto the pitch. All I can control is what is happening on the pitch regarding the players. That’s what I’ll keep doing.”
Play was stopped for a couple of minutes as the crisps – provided by Coalition Against Roland Duchatelet [CARD].
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