‘It’s not a PR stunt... I felt I owed it to them’ - Lambert on paying for fans’ Blackburn travel
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Paul Lambert says his decision to pay for Ipswich Town fans’ travel to Blackburn today was him repaying a debt of thanks for the support he has received since he arrived.
Blues fans travelling on the official supporters’ coach to today’s game were greeted by a personalised letter, signed by the Ipswich boss, informing them he would personally refund the £37 they had spent to travel to the game. The Blues ultimately lost 2-0.
Lambert’s gesture, which saw him spent just under £2,000, comes at the end of a week where he sent an open letter to thank the club’s fans for their support, revealed he will be staying at the club even if they are relegated and the club have reduced ticket prices for the visit of Derby next month.
“That was just a thanks from me to them for all the support we’ve received as staff and a team,” explained Lambert.
“From the first day I walked in the door they’ve been brilliant for me, they really have. The support we get is incredible. It’s not normal this situation where you’re at the bottom of the table and they keep coming and keep that vocal support.
“I don’t think it was too much for me to pay for that. And it’s not a PR stunt, not at all. If that was the case I’d have done it at every club I was at.
And if I’d have done that Id have been skint, right enough!
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“It’s the first time I’ve done it, but I felt I owed it to them for the support. It’s a great club that just needs a little bit of help. I’ll give everything I’ve got for them.”
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