Auxerre clearly like what they have been seeing at Ewood Park
Auxerre's disgruntled masses show Blackburn how it's done
Blackburn’s fans probably won’t look back on this season with any great fondness but they can at least reflect upon starting a very exciting new trend. Rovers’ measured response to relegation included flinging tennis balls at manager Steve Kean, not the most honourable of acts in itself. But Auxerre clearly saw the wisdom in the actions of the misguided few and have adopted the ritual on mass.
Auxerre, who finished bottom of France’s Ligue 1, marked the occasion by littering the pitch with tennis balls, tomatoes and toilet roll, forcing a considerable stoppage in play. Players of both sides subsequently embarked on the hugely rewarding task of clearing the pitch, no doubt inducing a chortle or two from some very proud Lancastrians.