Late Blackburn owner Jack Walker decked out in Burnley colours for derby day

Posted by - October 16, 2009 - Blackburn Rovers, Burnley

Rovers’ statue given the Claret treatment

A statue of former Blackburn Rovers owner Jack Walker has been decorated in a Burnley shirt and trimmings ahead of this weekend’s Lancashire derby. Walker, who died in 2000, bankrolled Rovers’ glory years of the mid-1990s.

The Sun reports that the cheeky Burnley fans ventured into Ewood Park at 7am to give Walker his fancy dress outfit and take photos, before being chased off by security guards.

So the culprit is a Burnley fan with easy access to Ewood Park and a penchant for selling stories to The Sun. Hmmm…

Thanks to OTP reader Tom Commins for the tip.

  • J Walker

    You can’t see the bronze skid mark on the back.