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Sticks And Stones May Break Gunn`s Bones...

...But a thrown season-ticket will never hurt the Norwich City manager, apparently.

Norwich manager Bryan Gunn has become part of a rare modern football phenomenon: victim of the indignantly thrown season-ticket.

Two fans expressed their displeasure by coming onto Carrow Road's pitch, one through an in-vogue hurl, as City leaked their fourth goal inside 40 minutes on Saturday. The game ended in a 7-1 romp for victorious Colchester.

The pair have since been charged with pitch encroachment by police, after the expensive ticket, costing an estimated 350, was aimed at Gunn to vent utter frustration at the Canaries` abysmal display.

Gunn told BBC Radio afterwards that he was "disappointed" with the reaction, which has spawned a some iconic-looking pictures across the football press and all over the online world today.

Reflecting on the increasingly-occurring event, the Daily Telegraph match report described: "It was an unsettling and distasteful incident. But if that scene was ugly, it rather mirrored Norwich's shambolic defensive performance."

Manager Gunn was more pragmatic in his praise for the club`s response as he put the hysterical actions fans into sporting perspective.

"The stewards reacted very quickly and did their job well. I`m disappointed to see situations like that. We`ve seen it in the past and I`m big enough to accept that those things happen in football," he told the BBC.

Yes, it was a derby match, first game of the season and Norwich showed very little fight throughout. But would you have done the same? Or are those ticket-books you pay so much for just too darn costly to turn to confetti?

Norwich City F.C. have confirmed this afternoon that they as a club will hold an independent inquiry to decide if the two men involved at the weekend face any football-sanctioned ban.

It happened to them too...

Steve McLaren - February 2006: Later named England boss, McLaren suffered as a frustrated fan ran 60 years to throw his season-ticket at the feet of the then-Middlesbrough boss, having seen his side lose 4-0 to Aston Villa. "I fully understand their frustration and anger. Some players were in tears."

Ian Holloway - November 2002: A woman threw her season ticket at Blackpool`s motor-mouth manager while he was presiding over QRP. "She threw her season-ticket at me and started swearing and I just said: 'I`m all that, love, and a bag of chips.` You`ve just got to get on with it."

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Date:Monday August 10 2009

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