'This is a parody, right?' Fans react to bizarre Charlton statement

Charlton Athletic have done little to appease their disgruntled supporters, releasing this bizarre statement on Tuesday.

At around 8:30pm on Tuesday, Charlton Athletic released a statement on their official site questioning the motive of fans who disrupted Sunday's win over Middlesbrough, in protest of Roland Duchatelet's ownership of the club.

Before the game, swathes of fans lined the streets which surround The Valley stadium, to mourn the death of their 'hopes and dreams' via a mock funeral, as reported by the Daily Mail.

Inside the ground, play was disrupted on numerous occasions - first by beach balls, followed by ref-imitating whistles and a pitch invasion.

Somehow, the second-bottom Addicks managed to beat their promotion-chasing opponents 2-0, to take their points tally to an impressive seven in three matches.

Two days on, Duchatelet and co have hit back, accusing individuals involved of 'wanting the club to fail' in a statement which reads like a childish rant, or as one social media user put it: "like a rambling Facebook status from your mate's little brother".

It hasn't gone down well, with some even questioning its validity, and appears to have decreased Duchatelet's popularity even further - if such a thing were possible.

Here's the best of the reaction on Twitter...

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