“Covered End Choir” comes out of the continuing protests by Charlton Athletic fans against stay-away owner Roland Duchâtelet and his regime. We are a few Charlton fans inspired to make products, like the protest shirt, to help in the fight to remove him from our club.
We support The Coalition Against Roland Duchâtelet (CARD) which was formed in January 2016 to bring together and co-ordinate Charlton fans’ protests. We hope this shirt will complement and add weight to the forthcoming protests that CARD and other fans will plan this season.
The design of the protest shirt directly reflects the black and white theme that has run from the beginning of the protests started by the “Spell it Out” campaign. They are also the colours worn when Charlton lifted the FA Cup in 1947.
Inspired by the Charlton logo from the 1940s we introduced a black and white beach ball for the logo on our shirt in celebration of our breakthrough protest in front of the Sky cameras against Middlesbrough. The number 12 represents us the fans and 12th man, as we continue to support the team, not the regime.
Everyone involved in this shirt is a volunteer and already £7,000 has been donated to local charities as well as the protest fund.
We would like to thank Data Techniques who kindly sponsored the protest shirt. Every penny of their sponsorship was directly donated by them to charity.
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