A Blackpool fan has struck another blow for the club in the battle of the banter against Preston North End, after they spelled out 'PNE CRISIS' on a gameshow.
Countdown, a mid-afternoon English show popular with students, requires contestants to decrypt an anagram at the end of the show and recently relegated Preston fans watched in despair as 'PNE CRISIS' was revealed. The answer being 'Priciness'.
A Channel 4 spokesman said: ''One of the members of the production team is a life-long Blackpool fan and it was intended to be friendly banter, all done in good humour.''
Blackpool and Preston fans have hit the headlines of late for a series of stunts that, most recently, saw a plane fly over Preston's Deepdale ground with a banner across the sky that read: 'We are superior. Love Blackpool FC.'