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Faraway fans fly the flag for Rovers!

Guy and Heed came across for our recent win against Bradford City at Ewood Park

6 April 2018

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Meet the faraway fans who are currently flying the Rovers flag in Hong Kong and the Faroe Islands ...

Staunch supporters Guy Cheung and Heed Jacobsen have both been following the club's fortunes from overseas since the mid-90s.

So when we heard that they were both making mammoth journeys to visit Ewood Park for the first time for Rovers' last home game against Bradford City, we decided to roll out the red (or should that be blue-and-white) carpet.

The two fans were invited down the tunnel pre-match, where they were presented with a Rovers flag and had their photo taken with a number of the players. 

Both described the occasion as 'a dream come true'.

Guy, who is one of the founding members of the Hong Kong Blackburn Rovers Supporters Club, said: “It’s only been a 9,600km journey to get here!

"I flew from Hong Kong to London and then took the train from Euston to Blackburn.

“When I first came over to study, when I was a kid, a guy gave me a poster of Tim Flowers and told me that this is the team that I have to support and that was in 1995!

"And I’ve supported Rovers ever since.

“There’s a group of us who are members of the Hong Kong Supporters Club and we try to get together to watch games on iFollow from time to time.

"The time difference makes it a little bit difficult, but we get through it. 

"It’s my first time here at Ewood and it’s amazing - a dream come true for me. I can now die a happy man.”

Heed, who hails from the Faroe Islands, said: “This journey started in 1992, when I first saw a game between Rovers and Sheffield Wednesday on TV.

"Rovers were playing at home and I fell in love with the kit and I’ve been following Rovers ever since.

“The journey that brought me here today started in the Faroes in the early hours of this morning and roughly 10-11 hours later, I’m here!

“This is my first time here at Ewood and when the taxi dropped me off, I just saw this majestic thing rise above my eyes and it was a dream come true.

"I’ve been following the club for 25 years and to be able to come into the stadium and walk on the grass and meet the players, it’s too surreal for words.”

Thanks for the fantastic support, guys!

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