The owners of crisis-hit Crawley Town football club are to be shown the red card by hundreds of angry supporters on Saturday.

Fans say the off-pitch antics of the Majeed brothers revealed by The Argus have made the club a laughing stock.

The club's internet forum,, is organising a protest this Saturday when Crawley take on Cambridge United, handing out red cards to supporters and urging them to wave them at the Majeeds in the directors' box.

Organisers are talking to Cambridge United supporters' groups and asking opposition fans to show solidarity by joining the demonstration.

They are also forming a supporters' trust in a bid to give the fans a voice in the running of the club.

The Argus revealed chairman Chas Majeed is an undischarged bankrupt and his brother Azwar's involvement in two companies which were forced into liquidation.

We looked into the brothers' past after they decided to slash the wage bill at Crawley Town and put the entire squad up for sale.

The Majeeds, who run an off-licence, bar and restaurant empire in Sussex, bought the club last summer as a business opportunity.

Sussex Police, the Football Association and the Nationwide Conference immediately launched investigations because it is both illegal and against the rules of the game for a bankrupt to hold a position of power at a football club.

A spokesman for, who did not wish to be named, said: "Chas and Azwar Majeed have made the club a laughing stock recently with players and staff leaving at an alarming rate and wages being slashed as the side battles against relegation just a season after rising spectacularly from the Dr Martens League.

"This isn't about any one issue but a culmination of events.

"Over the last few months a series of half truths seem to have come out of the owners' mouths and as fans who love the club we have decided enough is enough.

"Supporters work hard to follow the team across the country and they expect decen honesty in return from players and owners alike.

"In recent weeks the players have responded magnificently to the club's plight, picking up valuable wins against Scarborough and Forest Green Rovers. But all we seem to get from the owners is more half truths.

"This isn't about barracking the players - far from it. We are united in our support of them and they will receive our support until the 90th minute of every game. It's about saying to the owners, start telling the truth about you and the club's position. Enough is enough."

A meeting is being organised to form a supporters' trust.

A fan who did not wish to be named said several clubs such as Exeter, AFC Wimbledon and Bournemouth, were run by supporters.

He said: "By forming a trust we might not be able to oust the Majeeds but we will be properly set up to try and bid for at least a stake in the club, and to be waiting in the wings in case it goes into administration.

"Any new investors would be likely to be keen to get such a trust on board."

The Argus passed on its findings about Chas Majeed to Sussex Police two weeks ago. A spokeswoman yesterday could not comment on whether any action was being taken.

The FA and Football Conference are investigating the ownership of the club and are expected to quiz Mr Majeed this week.