Thomas Sandgaard matches donation made by protesting Charlton Athletic fans

Prospective new Charlton Athletic owner Thomas Sandgaard has matched the money that protesting fans raised during a demonstration at The Valley yesterday.

Addicks supporters met in SE7 on Saturday to protest again over the running of the SE7 club.

Fans were asked to bring £1 – the figure that East Street Investments are believed to have paid Roland Duchatelet for the Addicks in January.

Since then ESI have been unable to obtain EFL approval for their takeover and have been under a transfer embargo since the start of 2020. The club now cannot offer wages of more than £1,300 per player.

ESI are in talks to sell to Danish businessman Sandgaard. But Paul Elliott – announced as ESI’s new owner in June – is seeking to obtain a court injunction to block a sale to anyone else. It is understood the case is set to be heard in Manchester on September 1.

Charlton fans donated their £1 to Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Covid-19 fund – raising £646.

And Sandgaard matched that total.

He tweeted: “Wanted to double today’s donations by matching what Charlton fans collectively brought in support of this incredible club. Done! What a fan base. What a family!”

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