Blackpool fan with Pride flag runs behind assistant referee at Rochdale
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VIDEO: Shirtless Blackpool fan holding flag runs along front of stand behind assistant referee at Rochdale

Tribute to Manchester Pride on three-day weekend.


A Blackpool fan attempted to shadow one of the assistant referees at game in Rochdale, running along the front of the stand while holding a Pride flag.

The two sides played out a goalless draw in League One at a sunny Spotland on Saturday, much to the visiting supporters’ chagrin.


With the Manchester Pride event taking place over the bank holiday weekend, one attendee brought it to the nearby match.

The shirtless, tattooed Blackpool man waved his flag and side-stepped up and down the line, vaguely in time with the official on the pitch in front of him.