Five years after earning promotion to the Premier League, Blackpool will play next season in League One, the third tier of English football.
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Supporters were not happy with the relegation as they rioted outside of Blackpool’s stadium prior to their match against Reading, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
A group known as the Tangerine Knights organized the protest, in which flares, smoke bombs, fireworks and eggs were thrown at the director’s box and main entrance to the stadium.
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There were no reported injuries and incidents with police.
The fans were most upset with chairman Karl Oyston, as chants of “Oyston out” and “we’re relegated because of your greed” rang out from outside Bloomfield Road.
Blackpool has only won four matches out of 41 played, earning a measly 25 points in the process. Even worse, the Seasiders have a goal differential of -48.