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Blackpool fans protest against owners by lobbing eggs and smoke bombs before Portsmouth clash in League One

Supporters of both clubs united outside the ground as the Tangerines faithful voiced their concerns to Owen Oyston

BLACKPOOL fans lobbed eggs and smoke bombs in protest against the club's owners ahead of their clash against Portsmouth.

The Tangerines saw boss Gary Bowyer resign following their League One opener against Wycombe Wanderers - his first game in charge.

 Blackpool fans are fuming at Owen Oyston's time in charge of their club
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Blackpool fans are fuming at Owen Oyston's time in charge of their club
 Portsmouth supporters were in the crowd as eggs were chucked at the main entrance
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Portsmouth supporters were in the crowd as eggs were chucked at the main entrance

And fans gathered outside the ground an hour before their first home clash to hit out at the way Owen Oyston is running the club.

Supporters' Trust chair Christine Seddon told the Blackpool Gazette: "I think there’s a mixture of sadness and anger among the fans.

"We’re all angry but we’ve been angry for a very long time.

“Sometimes that anger can keep you going but when nothing seems to change the anger can sometimes turn to apathy.

 Flares created clouds of orange smoke outside the stadium
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Flares created clouds of orange smoke outside the stadium
 Blackpool lost managed Gary Bowyer after just one game in charge
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Blackpool lost managed Gary Bowyer after just one game in charge

“But we can’t allow that to happen, so we are now asking the whole community to get involved with us on Saturday.

“I have contacted both the leader of the council and the leader of the Conservative group, making the point this isn’t just a football club problem. This is a community problem, a problem for our town.

“For football fans to be holding the can and bearing the burden is not fair.

“We need everybody to get behind what we are trying to do, which is to make it very clear to Mr Oyston that he is a social pariah and a football pariah who needs to go."

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