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Oldham v Blackburn game delayed by swarm of bees


The friendly at Oldham Athletic on Saturday with Blackburn Rovers was delayed after unwanted visitors swarmed around the goalposts.

A queen bee had attached herself to one of the posts, causing the penalty area to become a hive of activity.

The referee suspended the start of the friendly until some beekeepers arrived.

The club tweeted: "The Bee team has just left the pitch," while Blackburn's twitter feed read: "Un-BEE-lievable scenes here."

A club spokesman said: "We are very grateful to the local bee society who arranged for a beekeeper to come along and clear the bees."

Unfortunately for Oldham they also lost the game - 2-0


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