The Derbyshire Times report that a lifelong Chesterfield fan who has organised a protest against the club’s decline says he’s ‘surprised’ by the content of a series of text messages from a Spireites director.

In the messages, sent to Paul Goodwin’s partner and seen by the Derbyshire Times, Spireites director Ashley Carson said Mr Goodwin would be banned if this Saturday’s protest led to trouble and suggested club owner Dave Allen could pull his funding.

He also said owner Dave Allen may also pull his financial backing, which would leave staff without pay at Christmas, and Mr Goodwin would be ‘held responsible.’

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