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By Brian Cartlidge
Last updated : 22 November 2004

Hughes cheered by remarkable comeback

Booed off at the interval by their lowest Premiership crowd of the season, Blackburn earned a rousing send-off an hour later for salvaging an unlikely point at the expense of a bemused Birmingham. The Telegraph


Yorke accuses Blackburn fans of racist abuse

An otherwise wonderful advert for English football was blemished by racism yesterday. As Dwight Yorke, a second-half substitute for Birmingham, warmed up on the touchline of his former club two or, possibly, three Rovers fans are alleged to have taunted him with monkey chants, racist comments and obscene gestures. The Guardian


Racist chants sully brilliant Blackburn comeback


Racism reared its foul-mouthed head again at Ewood Park yesterday when Dwight Yorke, Birmingham City's former Blackburn Rovers striker, claimed he was the victim of "monkey" noises of the kind that stained England's game in Spain. The Independent


Blackburn give Hughes heart

An advertisement on the giant screen at Ewood Park declared that Blackburn Rovers are “giving generously this season” and, while it purported to refer to a sale at the club shop, no one could deny that their charity extends to the pitch. In the space of 28 first-half minutes yesterday they conceded three goals to a Birmingham City side that had scored just once in almost ten hours of football. This, it seemed, was a team that had relegation written all over it. The Times


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