BURNLEY could be watched by the lowest league crowd in their post-war history at Wimbledon on Sunday.

At least two Clarets supporters' clubs voted to boycott the game in protest at Wimbledon's takeover and forthcoming move to Milton Keynes.

The Clarets' Independent Supporters Association (CISA) voted unanimously at their AGM in June to stay away from Selhurst Park, where the Dons have been playing their home fixtures since leaving Plough Lane in 1991.

And the London Clarets have also opted not to travel the short distance to Sunday's game.

Tony Scholes, chairman of ClSA, has not missed a Burnley match, home or away, for over four seasons. But he revealed he was not travelling to Selhurst Park on Sunday as a matter of principle.

"It's not been an easy decision for me to make. Infact, it's been very difficult because I haven't missed a game for so long," he said.

"The decision was made a little easier for me with the fact that we've not got anything to play for.

"But it's going to be hard on Sunday because I want to be there but I have to make this stand."

Wimbledon's move to Milton Keynes has already been agreed, meaning the club's relocation being stopped.

But Scholes said that would not stop over 100 Burnley fans from carrying on with the protest.

"What they have done is against the rules of English football. They have introduced franchising into English football, which they claim they haven't," he said.

"But, at the end of the day, they 've opened it up so that there's nothing to stop you or I buying Burnley Football Club and moving it to Cornwall.

"Clubs must play within the area with which it takes its name and Wimbledon, as far as I'm concerned, is south London.

"But I can't see the Football League could ever say no to another club moving now because a precedent has been set."

He added: "We can't achieve anything in real terms because they've disgracefully got away with the move and it looks as though this will be the last home game Wimbledon play in London.

"They are moving 70 miles away. That's like Burnley playing their home games in Stoke, and the game's expensive enough as it is without having to fork out for travelling that far to home games.

"So we are protesting, telling the football authorities what we believe. What the owners of the club are doing is wrong and we are offering support to the fans who have had their club taken away from them.

"We are all football fans. The only difference between us is that we were born or brought up in a different area and that's, generally, how we support different teams.

"Football is in troubled times and, as supporters, we must all stick together.

"I can't tell anyone not to go to watch their team, but I can advise them and that's what I've tried to do."

Burnley's lowest post-war league gate was recorded in their home game against Colchester in November 1986, when 1969 fans attended.