Pitch protest sends clear message to Leyton Orient chairman Francesco Becchetti
PUBLISHED: 17:00 18 April 2017
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Orient supporters dressed up as clowns and blew whistles before invading the pitch at full time and calling for the Italian to leave E10 club
Orient v Hartlepool protest
Leyton Orient defender Michael Clark is given a kiss by a fan after Monday's game with Hartlepool United
A banner unveilved in the South Stand reads 'LEYTON ORIENT EST 1881 BETRAYED BY THE FA & EFL'
A Leyton Orient fan protests against chairman Francesco Becchetti
A banner outside Brisbane Road ahead of Monday's game with Hartlepool United
Leyton Orient fans dressed up as clowns to protest against chairman Francesco Becchetti
Leyton Orient fans invade the Brisbane Road pitch at the end of the Hartlepool United match
Leyton Orient fans call for chairman Francesco Becchetti to leave the club
Leyton Orient fans dressed up as clowns on Monday to protest against chairman Francesco Becchetti
Leyton Orient fans chanted for Francesco Becchetti to leave the club after Monday's 2-1 win over Hartlepool United
Leyton Orient fans invaded the Brisbane Road pitch after the full time whistle on Monday
Leyton Orient fans sing on the pitch after Monday's game with Hartlepool United
Leyton Orient fans stage a sit-in protest on the Brisbane Road pitch after Monday's 2-1 win over Hartlepool United
Leyton Orient fans storm the pitch to protest against chairman Francesco Becchetti
Leyton Orient fans delivered their clearest message yet to chairman Francesco Becchetti after protesting against him following yesterday’s 2-1 win over Hartlepool United.
The O’s supporters dressed up as clowns and in other fancy dress and it helped create a partisan atmosphere at Brisbane Road.
Orient fans brought whistles into the ground too and used them at 3.11pm to make their frustration towards Becchetti heard.
It was meant to symbol supporters blowing time on the Italian’s reign, who has had 11 different managers during his near three-year spell in charge.
Throughout the match there were chants of ‘Becchetti out!’ and ‘Sack the board’ before a pitch invasion at the end of the game.
After the full-time whistle, O’s fans burst onto the pitch and firstly congratulated Orient’s players after an excellent victory.
Attention was then turned to Becchetti with more chants of ‘Becchetti out!’ directed towards the Gallery despite his continued absence from Brisbane Road.
O’s fans also chanted ‘Orient is ours!’ to further signal their intentions of getting the current chairman out of the club.
By the time the E10 outfit return to Brisbane Road on April 29 they may officially be relegated, but the supporters won’t stop fighting until there is a change of ownership.
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