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Burnley fans dress up Jack Walker statue

A group of Burnley fans have dressed the statue of the late Jack Walker in the club`s kit ahead of the eagerly anticipated East Lancs derby this weekend.

Showing previously unseen intelligence and sense humour, the Burnley fans descended on the statue outside Ewood Park in the evening to add more spice to the weekend fixture.

We are not allowed to show pics on the site but for a look at the statue please click on the link below (provided by the Telegraph) -

This attempt is likely to upset the majority of Rovers fans due to Jack Walker being an iconic Blackburn figure.

To add insult to injury, word has reached us that Burnley were able to speed up their prank by making full use of the seven extra fingers at their disposal - an incredible 22 fingers were used by the three pranksters in this assault on a club figurehead.

Furthermore, the three assailants have discovered since this cowardly act that they are in fact all related, they share the same mother/sister/auntie/uncle/hamster. The hooligans have declined to comment due to further embarrassment.

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The Journalist

Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 15 2009

Time: 2:03PM

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oh dear, this could come back to haunt them!
Mikey Delap
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15/10/2009 14:06:00

the basterds now we really have to kill em
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15/10/2009 14:15:00

on the pitch that is
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15/10/2009 14:17:00

lets see how many of these cowards arrive sporting burnley shirts that aint on the coach, if like last time they wont dare!!!!!!!!!
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15/10/2009 14:28:00

You gunning for them Glen?! I doubt they will, they dont want to get turned over again! This is quite the cheapshot though!
Mikey Delap
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15/10/2009 14:33:00

ahhhh, the wonderful world that is local rivalry. Enjoy the nervous tension of it all!!!
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15/10/2009 14:50:00

Sickening that is, really adding another dimension to the fixture!!
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15/10/2009 17:15:00

I've been thinking about this and if this happened at another club, I'd laugh. So I think it's just fans doing what they do - however - I think it will make us more eager to beat them and I think it will come back to bite them as mikey says
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15/10/2009 18:46:00

I've got to say I know where you are coming from, it angers us because it happened to us but we would laugh at others. Loving the sven fingers and all being related twist though Mr Mikey, very comical.
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16/10/2009 08:56:00

If our team fail to beat those Burnley- basterds on sunday, we have to take the law in our hand and fight on the beaches and kick their silly asses. I go all the way from Norway to join you :) - i heard a nice and drunk middle age guy in Valley sing; seven miles up north, we got Burnley, WE FAKKIN HATE BURNLEY. And yes pinty; we all agree
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16/10/2009 10:04:00

There's a video of it here pity the cameraman misses most of it with one of his 7 fingers over the lens ...
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16/10/2009 11:58:00

I laughed when I read this, and not just because of the way Mikey wrote it, this is how the local rivalry should be, funny, light hearted ... but mostly on the pitch.
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16/10/2009 12:02:00

give over Stubbs - you laughed because of the way I wrote it! lol
Mikey Delap
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16/10/2009 14:32:00

haha nicely done Mikey... can't wait for this one. going withe the trend, its a 6-0 win right?
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17/10/2009 07:47:00

There wont be any of this monkey business after we leather them this aft!!!!!!
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18/10/2009 09:44:00

need i say anymore gentlemen????
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