Blackburn Rovers have extended hand of football friendship to Bury
After a slow start to the Championship season, Blackburn currently sits 9th in the championship with 5 wins in the last six games.
In a tight championship table, they re just a win away from playoff spots with only 3 points separating them from Preston sitting third in the table with 37 points.
People of Bury are missing football for the first time in many years so we want to extend the hand of football friendship to Bury fans says Blackburn Rovers CEO Steve waggott.
Blackburn Rovers have announced that they are offering Bury fans complimentary tickets for our Boxing Day game with Birmingham.
Everyone at Rovers is fully aware that Bury fans, unfortunately, won’t have the opportunity to do that with their own team this year and have therefore offered complimentary tickets for our game against Birmingham City on Boxing day read the statement on club website along with
Christmas is a time for spreading goodwill and so we are only too happy, with everything that has gone on at Gigg Lane this season, to make this gesture to the community of Bury, who are missing out on festive football for the first time in many, many years.
So we have asked them if they would like to come along to Ewood, which is not too far away, on Boxing Day for our game against Birmingham City.
We know that football fans don’t change their colours, so this is not an attempt to try and coax Bury fans to become Rovers fans. This is an opportunity for Bury fans to come and watch a game of football, complimentary on us, and we would be delighted if they do.
The initial allocation is 350 tickets, but they can have more if the uptake is there.-Steve waggott, Blackburn Rovers CEO
Waggott has said that football is a family and people go through different traumas like family life if we are in a position to help we have to do it.
He also made it clear that he doesn’t expect fans to make a switch but Ewood is not far away so come along and enjoy your routine with your family.
I hope they can get their act together in the future and then can get their club to whatever level they can get it to.
"Everyone knows I'm a great believer in the football club being pivotal in the community"#Blackburn @Rovers link up with @nightsafebwd to support homeless people this Christmas.— BBC Lancashire Sport (@BBCLancsSport) December 20, 2019
CEO Steve Waggott also says #Rovers have extended the "hand of football friendship" to #BuryFC fans pic.twitter.com/5OdvnWei1m
It will be interesting to see if Bury fans take up their complimentary tickets. What are your thoughts on this situation comment below?
In the latest news about Bury FC, they formed Bury AFC and are applying to join North West Counties Football League which is the 10th tier of English football in the 2020/21 season.
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