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Stewart Downing chats with cardboard cutout of supporter at Blackburn vs Middlesbrough
(Image: Twitter/Ash)

VIDEO: Stewart Downing has a laugh with cardboard cutout of supporter at Blackburn

Appeared to enjoy the company as he watched Championship clash with Middlesbrough.

Downing has lost the plot.. he isnt real mate @SkySportsNews @SoccerAM pic.twitter.com/N6xgJbXuY7

— Ash (@AshhJ33) November 3, 2020

Blackburn Rovers returnee Stewart Downing appeared to chat and share a joke with a cardboard cutout of a supporter at their game against Middlesbrough.

Downing rejoined the club last week amid an injury crisis at Ewood Park after his contract initially expired at the end of last season.

✍️ Downing makes #Rovers return!

We are delighted to announce that Stewart Downing has returned to the club for a second spell.#WeAreTogether 🔵⚪️ pic.twitter.com/dwXzi6rG0A

— Blackburn Rovers (@Rovers) November 2, 2020

The 36-year-old was not included in the matchday squad for the goalless draw on Tuesday night but still attended the match and was sat next to one particular fan’s cardboard cutout, which appeared to distract him.

Although real supporters are still prevented from entering stadiums, the player seemed happy to settle for the stand-in and was seen talking and laughing alongside it.