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

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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Writer:Matt_Us
Date:Monday August 10 2009
Time: 5:37PM

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