It was a fractious game in which a late Tom Elliott equaliser (90+2) was followed by an even later Elliott red card (90+3), the goal cancelling out Ricky Holmes’ excellent free-kick opener on eight minutes.
However, the talking point of the day was neither the result, nor any bookings – rather it was a confrontation between Charlton manager Karl Robinson and an employee of AFC Wimbledon that is reverberating today.
As the banner in the tweet below tells you, there is little love between Robinson, former MK Dons manager , and AFC Wimbledon fans.
— FootballAwaydays (@Awaydays23) February 11, 2017
However, sentiments on held up banners are one thing, but this sentiment spilled over onto the pitch as Robinson and his side left the field of play – an incident the Charlton manager termed as “disgusting.”
— Louis Mendez (@LouisMend) February 11, 2017
For his part, Robinson has refused to let on what was said in the confrontation (above), other than to express his disgust at what was said that sparked the scenes in the following picture.
— CAFC Fan App (@CAFC_FanApp) February 12, 2017
Quoted in a statement on the Charlton website, Robinson said: “He knows what he said to me. We get stick, it’s part of the game, but when an employee of the other club says something like that, it shows the class of the person. Certain aspects of it were disgusting and shouldn’t be part of any industry.”
A longer account in the Evening Standard sees Robinson add: “I can’t say what he said – you’d be appalled. Maybe he’ll be the big hardman in the pub tonight – but he’ll forget that he walked away.”
AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley was guarded with his words adding: “I’ll be very careful what I say but ultimately a certain member of our club has let the club down.”
The point from yesterday’s game sees Charlton maintain their mid-table 13th position in Sky Bet League One ahead of a trip north to Lancashire to face Oldham Athletic on Tuesday.