Burnley Football Club are set to cause uproar at their local rivals Blackburn Rovers as they plan to request a guard of honour for their upcoming clash at Ewood Park.
The Clarets, who are currently in the Premier League, are set to face off against their Championship opponents in the Lancashire derby on April 17th.
Burnley have been in fine form this season, and are currently in the top half of the table, while Blackburn are fighting for promotion back to the top flight.
The Clarets are hoping to add a bit of spice to the derby by requesting a guard of honour for their players as they enter the pitch.
The request has been met with a mixed reaction from both sets of fans, with some seeing it as a sign of respect for Burnley’s achievements this season, while others have branded it as a ‘cheeky’ move.
The guard of honour is a tradition that has been used in football for many years, and is usually seen as a sign of respect for a team that has achieved something special.
It is usually seen when a team has won a major trophy, or when a player has achieved a milestone, such as making their 500th appearance.
However, Burnley’s request has been met with some criticism, with some Blackburn fans claiming that it is disrespectful to their team, who are currently fighting for promotion.
Others have argued that it is a sign of respect for Burnley’s achievements this season, and that it should be seen as a positive gesture.
Whatever the outcome, it is sure to add an extra bit of spice to the Lancashire derby, and will be sure to cause a stir amongst both sets of fans.
Burnley’s request is sure to be a talking point in the build-up to the game, and it will be interesting to see how Blackburn respond to the request.
It is sure to be an exciting game, and one that both sets of fans will be looking forward to.