Angry Oldham fans took to the pitch DURING Saturday’s 3-0 loss to Barrow – stopping play as they protested the club owners.
League Two’s second-to-last club were already down 3-0 when supporters came on, some sitting in the center circle.
Referee Carl Boyeson took the players off for three minutes as fans intensified their campaign against owner brothers Abdallah and Mohamed Lemsagam.
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In the past three and a half years under the Lemsagams, Oldham has seen late pay salaries, threats of strikes from players and a demotion to fourth tier.
And even before Saturday, supporters intervened in this season’s matches to complain about the distress of their famous club.
Fans entered the Boundary Park pitch following a 2-1 loss to Colchester on August 21 – the Latics’ SEVENTH straight loss in League Two, including last season.
And four days later, Oldham’s Carabao Cup second round match with Accrington was interrupted by fans throwing tennis balls.
The Latics won a penalty shootout after a goalless draw.
But there was no happy ending to the match action against Barrow.
Former Oldham midfielder Ollie Banks pierced the visitors 22 yards in the quarter-hour game, played by debutant Jordan Stevens.
Offering Zanzala then went around two Latics defenders to score Barrow’s second goal in the 53rd minute.
And four minutes later, Joe Grayson’s free-kick eluded everyone on his way to the far corner – further stoking the frustration of fans at home.
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Fans quickly took to the pitch, a few sat down in the middle.
Ref Boyeson quickly ordered both sides to pull out.
And once play resumed, Barrow saw the game go off comfortably, leaving Barrow with just three points in six games.
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