‘We are a joke’ – These angry Southend fans react to the latest worrying news on the state of the club

The EFL has issued Southend United with two more charges amid growing concerns over the state of the Essex outfit.

The Blues have been hit with a second misconduct charge after failing to pay their players on time in February.

And if that wasn’t bad enough, they have also been charged with fielding an ineligible player in their first home league win of the season against Lincoln City at the beginning of February.

The EFL has referred the club to an independent Disciplinary Commission over the matters, with a points deduction a possible outcome. The news follows a similar charge for failing to pay several players on time in December.

The season has been a disaster for the Shrimpers. They sit second bottom of League One having won only four league games all season, and the pressure is mounting on chairman Ron Martin. Fans want some answers with League Two football almost an inevitability next year.

It is a worrying time at Roots Hall, illustrated by the reaction of fans when they took to social media to react to the news.

Many supporters are angry over how Martin is running the club and feel they have no future while he remains at the helm.

Here is a selection of Southend fans responses to the news on Twitter.

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