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Kean takes on the boo boys

Rovers manager Steve Kean has rounded on fans who booed during the celebration of Rovers first goal on Saturday.

Fans took exception to something (depending on which report you believe) after Yakubu had expertly dispatched his first goal and loud booing was heard and caught by the TV cameras.

Some are of the belief the booing was due to Yakubu's show of support to Steve Kean on the touchline where as some have reported David Dunn's taunting of the crowd in a show of defiance as the reason behind the problem.

Either way and whoever you believe, Kean has hit out at the sections who were booing during the game.

Kean told the Lancashire Telegraph - "I would think it is unnecessary for fans to boo after we have scored a goal."

"I prefer to call fans supporters, and supporters support the club through thick and thin, through good times and bad times."

"I would like to think supporters support and they cheer when the ball goes in.

"I would hate to think there were people in the ground wishing we had been beaten.

"If that is the case, I don`t think they are supporters.

"I don`t know if that`s the case, but if when you score, they don`t cheer but boo, it would be disappointing.

"As long as they cheer the lads. If they want to boo me, they can boo me because when we win I give the credit back to the lads.

"But I hope with victories and performances, the minority - I don`t think there were 20,000 outside protesting - will get smaller and eventually they will feel too embarrassed."

The gulf widens...

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 5 2011

Time: 9:28AM

Your Comments

I can see the reasons behind the booing of Kean/Dunn but I must say that if you turn up wanting Rovers to lose then there are problems!
Mikey Delap
This is exactly what he wants, supporter against supporter,removing the pressure on himself while we turn on each other.... surprising the media hasn't contacted the fans to get their side of the story.... The man's not smart enough to string a run of good results together, but he is just smart enough to be dangerous, and has access to the media
If I turned up there and Yak scored I would boo but then again I am a Spurs fan, you own type doing it is, well *****ed.
FFS how many times does it need to be spelled out??? Nobody was booing the Yak or fact that we had scored. Kean was booed when the Yak went to celebrate him cause he's a little rat and he deserves no credit for the win on Saturday. We were still defensively shaky and if it wasn't for the Yak having a screamer we would be lucky if we had a point....The fact that other fans like Teddy above even think we are booing our own players/goals shows how badly reported upon this entire situation is. Sav stuck up for us and made several good points on 5 Live last night. He knew it wasn't us booing the team, he knew the score.
It's a little difficult to differentiate when the only sound being made is "boooo" isn't it? Shouldn't boo when the game is on, simple as. Protest before the game, protest after the game - fine and legitimate. For 90 minutes, get behind the side.
The fans were behind THE SIDE. Honestly why the media have even picked up on it is what bothers me. We win 4-2 against Swansea, our second win of the season about about 2-3 seconds worth of boos is all that can be reported on.
What annoys me, is there is a hardcore group of around 1000 supporters who have been protesting at one time or another, but the boo'd were from the majority of the crowd as were the chants at Kean during the game. Who gets the blame???? Kean blames it on the minority protestors as does certain supporters who prob stood up, when people sang "Stand up if you want Kean out" He is dividing supporters and people are falling for it. Its a points mean prizes business, I was thrilled with a win on saturday and it was one we badly needed, however this was the exact same reaction when we beat Arsenal, what happened next? We went nearly 3 months before we won a league game
Excellent point Glen. Wasn't just a few booing was it - it was a large part of the crowd!
Mikey Delap
Sorry, that's a load of toff. Boo boys are usually the loudest and, unfortunately, the stupidest. These are the same people that booed Shearer and wanted Allardyce out (well done on that one by the way :-p), when the loudest people boo there is always going to be a few following without thinking. But many around myself in the riverside did not boo or stand during the Kean out chants, because we're not fighting for the cause? No. The simple fact stated by many already, you don't boo/protest during the game! How can that help? And I can't believe some of you are justifying it by saying it was aimed at Kean. Now instead of getting your point across you are just looking brainless and it will get embarrassing, those fans are already being slated in the media so now Kean is the innocent victim (unless we lose against Sunderland). If we start winning games, however unlikely it seems, then you will have to quieten down the protests or you'll make us a bigger laughing stock than Venkys have made us look so far.
Citizen Kean
If Kean puts a string of wins together the boos will lessen....but you really think he's capable of that right now?
I was disappointed with the boos. I was even more disappointed with some peoples' comments that they would like to lose so that Kean would be sacked. The team needs our support now more than ever.
I have to agree with you FN1 there. It's a no brainer for me I could never wish for my team to lose in order to get someone sacked, even the clown.
fransavarese Very good article on the subject.

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