Stockdale calls on Town fans to support Chopra

IPSWICH Town keeper David Stockdale has come out in support of Michael Chopra after it was revealed the striker had spent three weeks in the Sporting Chance clinic battling his gambling addiction.

Blues boss Paul Jewell this morning admitted that Chopra had an “illness” but called on everyone connected with the club – from the fans to the local press – to get behind the frontman.

And that was echoed by Stockdale who tweeted: “Hope the Ipswich fans and all fans can support a player with an illness and help the guy!! Proud of him for standing up and getting help!!!

“That goes for every person in the world who had an illness/problem! There is always a way out and people who care and want to help!”

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