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Fans show anger at new chairman
Chris Roberts
Chris Roberts rejected the accusations by supporters
Supporters of Torquay United Football Club have voted that they have no confidence in the club's new chairman Chris Roberts.

Mr Roberts only took over three months ago, but the team have not yet won in Coca-Cola Football League Two and have slumped to the foot of the table.

One fan, who is a club sponsor, is pulling his sponsorship and will now give the money to the Supporters Trust.

Mr Roberts has rejected criticism of the way he is running the club.

'Terrible state'

About 70 people attended a meeting on Monday night and all but two voted that they had no confidence in the chairman.

Chris Fleet, acting chairman of the Supporters' Trust, said: "It's a terrible state of affairs.

"If we are relegated, then I can't see a way up for us and I really don't think that Mr Roberts or his consortium really care."

Mr Roberts told the BBC before the meeting that he was "extremely disappointed" with the Trust and accused senior members of having their own agenda of self-promotion.

Now the club, which is six points adrift at the bottom of the League, must start winning to retain its League status.


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