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    Rover1 wrote:
    "Makaveli96", what a truly monumentally moronic comment that was from yourself. Deserting the town? do me a favour, what because hes probably bettered himself, whats he suppose to do, live in Blackburn which is a frankly dogged old town like most lancashire towns, just so he can watch rovers at the weekend? I really dont get the people who comment on these articles pulling people down, either for not living in the town anymore or for not being born there, it just makes no sense. Kevin galagher, one of the biggest rovers fans there is, is from scotland, and there are countless other examples. And this man is well within his rights to take back his family heritage from a club which does not eppreciate it being there, I would do the exact same thing. Doughnut.
    Spot on"
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Memorabilia taken back from Rovers

Memorabilia taken back from Rovers

Paul with his grandfather's shirt and cap

Paul with his grandfather's shirt and cap

First published in News

THE grandson of a former Blackburn Rovers footballer who wanted his grandad’s memorabilia from Ewood Park has been given it back.

Wattie Aitkenhead played for Rovers from 1906 to 1918, winning two league championships with the club. In 1991, his family donated his cap and shirt from his only international appearance for Scotland, against Ireland in 1912, to the club.

They were on display in the Ronnie Clayton Blackburn End, but grandson Paul Aitkenhead decided he wanted them back as he said he was worried about the present circumstances at the club.

Mr Aitkenhead, 57, who lives in London, took back the shirt during a visit to Blackburn last week.

He said: “I would like to thank Sarah Goodman who was very helpful in arranging for the collection to be made.

“Once stability is returned to Blackburn Rovers and the club is back on an even keel, it goes without saying that I would like to return these items to the club on loan.”

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