Tomorrow is the 70th birthday of our generous benefactor, Roland Duchatelet. In order to commemorate this auspicious event, CARD are sending a specially decorated taxi on a three day tour of Belgium. The taxi will then operate in London for three months: Presents for Roland
The taxi forms part of a small convoy of vehicles which have now arrived safely in St. Truiden. The stunt is receiving publicity in Belgium. On Monday morning the taxi was in the main square of the Belgian town with a birthday card perched on top.
On Saturday Charlton fans were able to greet Roland with a banner as he was eating lunch: Video
Apparently, the CARD team received a hostile reception at the stadium. Roland has reportedly told a local journalist that he is 'very upset' that they are here on his birthday. The presents from CARD included a ticket for the Sheffield United game and a map of South London. Roland has also said that the protesters are ex-CAFC employees who cannot deal with a woman CEO.
The taxi is now on its way to Brussels.
Roland may wish to reflect that a special birthday can be a time for giving as well as receiving. Sell our club!