Southend United 0-4 Chesterfield: Southend sack Phil Brown after fans protest

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Southend fans protested before and after the match

Southend United's boss Phil Brown was fired minutes after the end of full-time. This happened in a match where fans protested against Ron Martin.

Chesterfield lost the 4-0 National League final with Chesterfield winning. The pitch invasion was triggered by a banner that said "Martin out"

There was 14 minutes of delay.

The club released a statement just over 30 minutes into full-time. It stated that "Phil Brown [assistant] Craig Fagan" had been relieved of all their duties immediately.

In April, Brown was reappointed, but he could not keep them in English Football League.

On goal difference, the club is only one point above the National League relegation zone and are in danger of being relegated for the third time.

Saidou Khan and Danny Rowe both scored big wins for Chesterfield.

Southend supporters ran onto the pitch Tuesday to protest Eastleigh's win.

The Shrimpers were forced to leave the Football League in May after being excluded for the first time since 1901. Roots Hall was to be sold to developers.

Southend spent five seasons playing in League One. They missed out on the 2017 play-offs, but were relegated twice consecutively.

Since 2000, Martin has been Southend’s chairman.