Charlton announcer steps down to join protests at owners

Dave Lockwood has been at The Valley for 24 years but wants rid of Roland Duchatelet

19 July ~ Charlton Athletic’s long-time matchday announcer has stepped down from his role and will now join fans’ protests against club owner Roland Duchatelet. Dave Lockwood, who has been on the mic at The Valley for 24 years, released a statement to the South London Press yesterday in which he said: “It isn’t Charlton anymore is it? Not our Charlton. For 24 seasons I have had the privilege of being the announcer, maybe the voice of the Valley? But I can take no more. When a statement on the website accuses fans of wanting failure.”

Lockwood went on: “A football club is all about what happens on the pitch and the last four years in the Championship have seen Charlton go from the sublime to the ridiculous… My final word is quite simple. The protests will go on. This time I will be joining them.”

You can read Lockwood’s full statement to the South London Press here.