Press Esc to close
Thursday 23 October 2014
News updated at 11:28 PM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Blackburn's Indian owners abused by fans

Blackburn, Jan 21, 2013 (PTI)

Blackburn Rovers' Indian owners from the Venky's group were subjected to abuse and attacked with snowballs by fans before the side's defeat by Charlton Athletic at home.

Jitendra Desai, husband of owner Anuradha, was hit in the face as he got out of their limos at the entrance to Ewood Park before last Saturday's defeat in new manager Michael Appleton's first game in charge.

Relegated from the English Premier League last season, Blackburn are placed a poor 14th after 27 matches in the 24-team second division league.


Desai looked distressed as he wiped his face and glasses with an aide's handkerchief before entering the stadium, according to the 'Daily Mail'.

After being at the receiving end of the fans' outrage, the owners, who are in England on holiday, left at the half time.

It has been troubled times of late for the Ewood Park club.

In November 2010, Venky's set up a new holding company, Venky's London Ltd, and bought a 99.9 per cent stake in Blackburn Rovers FC, spending 23 million pounds on the deal and taking on around 20 million pounds of the club's debt.

The relationship between the owners and fans has been always been bitter ever since Venky's took over the club

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A major fire that broke out in the crackers market in Faridabad...

A major fire that broke out in the crackers market in Faridabad...

On the eve of Diwali Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture of Kali...

On the eve of Diwali Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture of Kali...

Indian passengers rest on a crowded platform ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights...

Indian passengers rest on a crowded platform ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights...

Indian soccer player Peter Biaksangzuala, center, performs flips as he celebrates a goal...

Indian soccer player Peter Biaksangzuala, center, performs flips as he celebrates a goal...

Woman buying earthen lamps at a market ahead of the Diwali festival...

Woman buying earthen lamps at a market ahead of the Diwali festival...

School children paint their faces during Diwali celebrations...

School children paint their faces during Diwali celebrations...

A huge rangoli in front of Swaminarayan Temple...

A huge rangoli in front of Swaminarayan Temple...

Volunteers of Azad Hind taking out a procession to mark the Azad Hind Foundation Day...

Volunteers of Azad Hind taking out a procession to mark the Azad Hind Foundation Day...

Family members paying tribute to police martyrs during Police Commemoration Day...

Family members paying tribute to police martyrs during Police Commemoration Day...

TRS activists set affire chairs at the TDP office in Nalgonda...

TRS activists set affire chairs at the TDP office in Nalgonda...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523