Shirt-throwing Fab gets into trouble

FABIAN Wilnis felt so sorry for Ipswich Town fans that he did something he has never done before - and his action got him into trouble with the club.He threw the number two shirt he wore in Saturday's 2-1 Coca-Cola Championship defeat at Coventry into the crowd after the final whistle.

By Elvin King

FABIAN Wilnis felt so sorry for Ipswich Town fans that he did something he has never done before - and his action got him into trouble with the club.

He threw the number two shirt he wore in Saturday's 2-1 Coca-Cola Championship defeat at Coventry into the crowd after the final whistle.

“Our fans deserve something,” said the wholehearted defender, who has seen many ups and downs in his nine seasons at Portman Road.

“The club don't like you doing it and I can't remember doing it before, but I threw my shirt into the crowd.

“Hopefully it helped to improve the day for someone.

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“Our fans are exceptional and I feel so sorry for them.”

Typical of the man, Wilnis refused to blame anyone other than the players for another disappointing defeat.

He said: “The manager is exempt from blame.

“I feel sorry for him. Along with coaches Bryan Klug and Steve Foley he is working his socks off.

“It is a good operation they have going and the players are to blame for freezing every time we play away.

“We have too many nice guys and must learn how to become meaner.

“We are causing all the problems ourselves.

“Our away form is the talk of the nation and I am fed up with it, but it is up to us to put that right.

“Not may teams are better than us and we could easily be up there on top of the table.

“We had so many chances in the first half, yet in the second half we did not turn up.

“We gave Coventry, who with respect are not a good team, hope. Two more lapses two goals - and we have to answer the same old questions again.”

Wilnis knows it will be tough against his former team-mate Tony Mowbray's Albion.

He added: “It is a game where we have nothing to lose. We must go out and enjoy ourselves - and not end up making more excuses after the final whistle.”

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