Pensioner Pedersen – the badge kisser

The picture above shows Morten Gamst Pedersen kissing Blackburn’s badge following the goal he scored in his team’s 2-1 victory over Wigan in 2010.

Pedersen had signed for the club when he was 22-years-old and despite being linked to several big clubs earlier on in his Blackburn career, is still at the club now, despite them being relegated, playing over 300 games.

Shebby Singh, Blackburn’s global advisor, recently referred to Pedersen as a “pensioner”. After manager Steve Kean voiced his displeasure over Singh’s comments, he offered an apology, sort of. “I would like to apologise to Morten Gamst Pedersen for what was said There are no excuses and Morten is a great character,” he said. “My blunt honesty sometimes upsets people and sometimes rubs people up the wrong way. I am making efforts to bring the club back to the fans and in trying to do that I have gone too far. I am trying to find the middle ground.”

With ten minutes to go in Blackburn’s game against Leicester yesterday, Pedersen scored the winner ten minutes from time, before celebrating with a walking stick.

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