Blackburn 0-1 Wigan Athletic

Fowl day of damnation for Rovers

May 7, 2012
By Richard Jolly, Ewood Park
(Archive)
As a tale of cowboys and Indians reached a suitably bloody climax, there was a starring role for a chicken. That is Blackburn Rovers, a club where the sad and the surreal mix, where relegation came coated in rancour and where the image of an ignominious campaign came when the farmyard met the football field.

With seven minutes gone, the chicken smuggled into the Darwen End was released onto the Ewood Park pitch. Draped in a Blackburn flag and the most ingenious protest yet against the ...

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