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Did this streaker keep Blackburn in the FA Cup?

Leaving aside the fact that this source incorrectly states that Saturday’s match took place at the Ricoh Arena, could this man be responsible for Blackburn’s continued participation in the hallowed competition?

That’s certainly the opinion of Coventry’s Michael Doyle, who reckons that the chubby rose-giver (pictured in the Daily Telegraph) was an inconvenience that the Sky Blues could have done without. He reckons that without the intervention of the said streaker, Chris Coleman’s side could already be looking at a money-spinning home tie with Chelsea.

“We could have done without him,” admitted Doyle. “If he hadn’t come on, we’d have seen out the three minutes added time for all the subs.”

While Blackburn will refute the suggestion that the idiot on the pitch kept their FA Cup dreams alive, we’ll never know whether things might have been different on Saturday had he decided to keep his clothes on and his flowers to himself!

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