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Ipswich: Portman Road lights up when fans put on their camera flashes

16:06 26 January 2014

Portman Road lit-up at the match yesterday which Ipswich won 2-0.

Portman Road lit-up at the match yesterday which Ipswich won 2-0.

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The team was playing well but fans in every stand at Portman Road decided to create their own entertainment at the match yesterday.

With the score at 1-0 in the Blues game with Reading a group of supporters in the Sir Bobby Robson Stand decided to get their phones out.

But it was not to check-up on the latest scores from around the grounds it was to turn their phone’s camera flash lights on.

The lights shone for around a minute before one fellow fan in the opposite Sir Alf Ramsey Stand decided to join in.

It was not long before supporters cottoned on to what was happening and began to light up the darkening skies.

Cue a flood of light from phones dotted around all four stands of the ground much to the amusement of the fans who started it up.

The flashes and cheers caused by the unscripted lighting didn’t seem to put off Mick McCarthy and the players as they eventually ran out two-nil winners to take them to seventh in the table.

9 comments

  • So that's the entertainment on offer at Portman road nowadays, you pay to watch the football being played but rather play with flashlights. Exciting times

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    storey78

    Sunday, January 26, 2014

  • More exciting than reading the same comment 5 times!

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    Yarn

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • WOW, Did all those phones lit up the pitch that bright?! Noooo.... its the floodlights... so whats the point in that picture?

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    Ipswich Entrepreneur

    Sunday, January 26, 2014

  • So that's the entertainment on offer at Portman road nowadays, you pay to watch the football being played but rather play with flashlights. Exciting times

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    storey78

    Sunday, January 26, 2014

  • So that's the entertainment on offer at Portman road nowadays, you pay to watch the football being played but rather play with flashlights. Exciting times

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    storey78

    Sunday, January 26, 2014

  • They were simply replicating what happened at the Arsenal game the previous night, when the floodlights at the Emirates partly failed and the fans offered their own illumination. Nothing very original about copying a well publicised recent event - or had the Star not heard of it?

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    blue&white

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • This was merely a copycat event, echoing what had happened at the Arsenal game the previous night when the floodlights partially failed at the Emirates. This was much reported and the fans (who had obviously heard about it) copied it.

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    blue&white

    Monday, January 27, 2014

  • So that's the entertainment on offer at Portman road nowadays, you pay to watch the football being played but rather play with flashlights. Exciting times

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    storey78

    Sunday, January 26, 2014

  • So that's the entertainment on offer at Portman road nowadays, you pay to watch the football being played but rather play with flashlights. Exciting times

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    storey78

    Sunday, January 26, 2014

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