Nothing is ever simple for supporters of AFC Wimbledon.

Fresh from the joy of Jake Reeves’ 93rd-minute goal of the season contender, which beat York on Saturday and reinvigorated their play-off hopes, the club faces rather less desirable added time after Mayor of London Boris Johnson "called in" plans for their new stadium in Plough Lane.

It’s fair to say Boris’ decision was something of a shock given that it had been unanimously agreed by the Labour-controlled Merton Council as well as his own officers at the Conservative-controlled Greater London Authority.

And, make no mistake, with Mr Johnson’s decision allowing the Mayor to start the consultation process all over again it's hard not to fear the worst - particularly as the final verdict is now almost certain to fall to his successor.

If ever a club has become used to being a political football over the years it is Wimbledon – and rarely has it ended well.

AFC Wimbledon: Mayor of London Boris Johnson "calls in" Plough Lane stadium application for further consultations

As far back as 1997, then chairman Sam Hammam wrote to Merton urging it to stop “playing politics” with the club’s board having earlier declared it had no confidence the council would help it to find a site.

That juggernaut ended with the club being sold to Norwegians and ending up in Milton Keynes.

At least this time those running AFC Wimbledon unequivocally have supporters’ interests at heart, but it’s hard to escape the suspicion that the political cards are again stacked against the club.

Forgive the cynicism but, from the same Mayor that has nodded through plenty of schemes changing the face of London not to mention the hugely controversial deal allowing West Ham to make the Olympic Stadium their home, this is an extraordinary passing of the buck.

It begs the question about how great was the influence of Tory flagship council Wandsworth, which consistently been a thorn in the side of the best efforts over the borough border to bring the new stadium and accompanied housing to fruition, and had called for this extra scrutiny.

Would that influence remain if Zac Goldsmith became mayor? Even less promisingly, the current frontrunner, Labour’s Sadiq Khan last year wrote to the club strongly urging it to review its application – suggesting he would not support the proposals in their current form.

But as the race for City Hall hots up you can be sure that both men will be made fully aware that football fans get a vote too.