Preston North End supporters suffered cruel mocking of their relegation to League One from an unusual medium at the weekend. Any fans looking to the heavens and praying for a chance to stay in the Championship were instead greeted by the sight of a plane trailing banners reading: “Poor little Preston enjoy League One” and “We are superior love Blackpool FC.”
The incident is being investigated by the Civil Aviation Authority after the plane made a low pass over Deepdale to display its message during North End’s 3-1 victory over Watford.
We can now add anti-aircraft gunfire to team talks on the pitch, sunbeds and popstar microphones on our list of things Phil Brown likes.
He said: “If I had had a gun I would have shot them down. Arrest me now if you want. I found it very distasteful.
“Maybe I will be flying the Preston plane when it comes to the end of the season.”