Ipswich Town favourite Pablo Counago gets involved in Twitter banter with Norwich City fan

Spanish striker Pablo Counago became a fans' favourite at Ipswich Town.

Spanish striker Pablo Counago became a fans' favourite at Ipswich Town.

Former Ipswich Town favourite Pablo Counago has seen his stock further rise with Blues supporters after getting involved in some East Anglian derby day banter with a Norwich City fan on Twitter.

The Spanish striker, who scored 36 goals for Town between 2001 and 2005, told one Town fan he ‘gets goosebumps’ thinking of his name still being chanting and then tweeted ‘Come on you blues! Go for them!’ ahead of Town’s 1-1 draw at Carrow Road on Sunday.

One Canaries fan replied after the match baiting him about the Blues’ lack of a derby win in eight years, the club’s 15 successive seasons in the Championship and a reference to Counago always ‘slipping over’ as a player.

Counago, who last year was playing at Finnish side PK-35 Vantaa under the management of fellow Town strike partner Shefki Kuqi, replied: “As far as I know we are in the same division...”

He later added: “I could teach you how to be a fan of a great club @Official_ITFC.”

Ipswich and Norwich fans spent the entirety of Sunday’s draw attempting to claim regional bragging rights.

Canaries fans ironically applauded in the 15th minute in an attempt to mock Town’s 15 successive seasons in the Championship, while Town fans played their trump card – history.

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Town produced England’s two greatest managers, Sir Bobby Robson and Sir Alf Ramsey, and can boast a top-flight title, as well as UEFA Cup and FA Cup triumphs. Norwich, meanwhile, list ‘UEFA Cup participants’ in the honours section of their programme.

Ipswich’s official Twitter account got involved in the fun, replying to one Norwich’s tweet of ‘who are ya?’ with a link to the club’s honours list.

The bitter rivals have drawn twice this season. Norwich’s chances of bouncing straight back into the Premier League hang by a thread – they are six points adrift of the top six with 12 games to play.