Blackburn Rovers match delayed after swarm of bees invades pitch

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The supporters at SportsDirect.com Park were buzzing to see Oldham Athletic take on Blackburn Rovers yesterday, but they had to wait a bit for some action as a swarm of bees delayed the start of the match.

One of the goalposts became covered with bees as a local beekeeper had to be called to come clear the danger as fans were held outside the stadium before the start of the match.

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Blackburn Rovers spent 11 straight seasons in the Premier League before being relegated in 2012, and finished 8th in the Championship last season. They won the match against Oldham 2-0.

As seen below, both sides took to Twitter to dish out some witty updates on the situation.

After the match a spokesman for Oldham said “We are very grateful to the local bee society who arranged for a beekeeper to come along and clear the bees.”

You can see more photos of the beekeeper hard at work here.