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    hasslem hasslem wrote:
    vintageclaret wrote: What utterly stupid, inane and crass remarks - I MEAN OF COURSE those by Cllr. Callow. We supporters of the Clarets are forever being called 6 fingered Dingles by Rovers supporters to which our response is to refer to them as Deadwood Zombies-Chicken Pluckers. Part of everyday banter - clearly not a PC matter SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LINE it would seem that we supporters are really being cared for by the free-loading Councillors so we can sublimely overlook issues such as neglected police service/roads/school s/cemeteries/hospita ls/care for the elderly/fire service/refuse collections because Cllr. Callow has got to the very core of what is really the major problem in this County/Country of ours. MANY THANKS Cllr. Callow I can now sleep peacefully. BY THE WAY the dictionary definition of the word Callow probably sums you up perfectly i.e. Immature; lacking adult perception, experience, or judgment. SEEMS YOU ARE APPROPRIATELY NAMED
    vintage - we call you six fingered dingles - cos you are. . and midas you must have some empathy with the donkey stuff, what with your ears.
    Now Hasslem!!! Where do we start with you and your ilk of Wover Supporters? Some long serious thought required because it is hard to dig through the pile of Chicken S***e that is spouted out of the future Takeaway.

    Perhaps the retort should be in like manner to yours. BRFC fans are referred to as Zombies because of the intense interbreeding in and around Darwen as well as continually watching the "gerrintwum hoofball played at the graveyard. Quite surprised you are out in the light!!!

    Still I wish you well in your quest for survival

    p.s. I keep counting the digits on my hands and it still comes out at 2 thumbs and 8 fingers!! Don't you just wish you had a brain to do the same"
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Blackburn Rovers-supporting politician in bother over 'donkey' remark

Blackburn Rovers-supporting politician in bother over 'donkey' remark

REMARK: Coun Simon Blackburn

REMARK: Coun Simon Blackburn

First published in Sport

A Rovers-supporting politician in Blackpool has been urged to resign after branding his own constituents "Donkey botherers" on Facebook.

Councillor Simon Blackburn made the light-hearted remark while watching Premier League rivals Blackpool and Blackburn Rovers battle out the Lancashire derby on Saturday.

The 37-year-old politician, though leader of the Labour group on Blackpool Council, is a life-long fan of Rovers.

The councillor made the remark via his phone and posted it on his Facebook page, as his side went two nil down.

The comment, read: "Oh my actual God...the donkey-botherers are 2-0 up thanks to two of the worst refereeing decisions ever!"

He is understood to have believed it would only be seen by friends.

In fact his privacy settings meant it could be seen by anyone - and it was soon picked up on by Blackpool fans.

The gaffe has been seized upon by rival Tories who have called for him to resign, one source claiming it is a clear reference to: "Having sex with ruddy donkeys!"

Peter Callow, leader of the Tory-run council said: "What an unbelievably stupid, ridiculous, crass thing to say. He's just committed political suicide.

"He has stabbed the people of Blackpool in the back and he needs to resign immediately."

Mr Blackburn, who is up for election in May, is now regretting making the remark.

"I was alarmed to discover that what I had intended to be private comments, made in a very light-hearted way to a friend, have been made public," he said.

"I am hugely proud of Blackpool FC and their supporters, both of whom are a huge asset to the town and I apologise for any offence caused.

"I hope and trust that there will be many more enjoyable meetings between Blackpool and Blackburn in the top flight and I'm horrified that my remarks may have caused offence."

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