Blackburn Rovers relegated

Blackburn Rovers have been relegated from the Premier League after a 1-0 home defeat by Wigan.

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Kean refuses to comment on Paul Hunt sacking reports

Fresh from relegation from the Premier League Steve Kean faced the media today and the Blackburn boss refused to comment on reports the club's deputy chief executive Paul Hunt has been sacked.

It's been widely reported today that Hunt has left his position at Ewood Park yet there's been no confirmation from the club. Yesterday a letter was leaked to the media in which Hunt calls on the club's owners Venky's to sack Kean as manager because he's lost the dressing room.

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Chicken let loose on pitch as Rovers relegated

Blackburn Rovers fans protested as their team lost its relegation battle - by letting a hen loose on the pitch.

The Rovers faithful threw a chicken draped in the club's colours on to the pitch before they lost to Wigan and were relegated at Ewood Park.

It is thought letting the hen loose was a protest at Blackburn's Indian owners, chicken meat processors Venky's.Fans have been urging Venky's and Kean to leave since last season, when Rovers narrowly avoided relegation to the Championship.

Wigan shot stopper Ali Al-Habsi and Rovers striker Yakubu managed to trap the bird so play could resume.

Kean vows to bounce back

A few things were thrown our way in the media last week, questioning our attitude, but I felt tonight we gave it a real good go.

"The disappointing thing is we couldn't take it to the last game.

"I will sit down with the owners and discuss a plan on how to assemble a squad to help us bounce back up straight away."

– Steve Kean, Blackburn Rovers manager
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