Turning cartwheels in the face of the abyss
Oldham Athletic fall out of the Football League for the first time in their history
Dear members — today’s piece is by Jack Walton, who witnessed the historic relegation of Oldham Athletic from the English Football League, and the subsequent pitch invasion by fans protesting the club’s ownership. It’s the sum of years of unrest, which has included fake coffins paraded through the streets and bullets sent in the post. Now, the town looks to get its club back. Even if you’re not a football fan, Jack’s story is well worth your time.