Over 2,000 discontented Seagull fans boycotted yesterday's 1-1 home draw with Mansfield which led to a crowd of 1,933, the lowest in Albion's history.
Jimmy Case, the manager, admitted the on-going campaign to force Archer and the chief executive, David Bellotti, to resign was "making football secondary".
Supporters groups have made it clear in a statement that boycotting the match was not aimed at the team.
The statement said: "Staying away is the last thing any of us wanted to do, but sadly, it was necessary for Albion fans to make the ultimate gesture of any football supporter."Reuse content