Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer takes on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Rovers boss Bowyer takes on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Rovers boss Bowyer takes on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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BLACKBURN Rovers manager Gary Bowyer was in a charitable mood today as he took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Nominated by his brother-in-law, Bowyer had a bucket of ice cold water tipped over his head at Rovers' training ground.

Club captain Grant Hanley will not be sitting comfortably though as Bowyer nominated him to take the challenge next.

Remember you can donate by texting 'ICED55 £5' to 70070

The craze, which has spread quickly on social media, started in America where people have been donating to the ALS Association.

In the UK people have also been doing the challenge for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Participants film themselves taking part in the challenge, pledge to donate money to charity, and then nominate others to do the same.

Countless celebrities have taken part in the challenge, including David Beckham and Lady Gaga.

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5:03pm Thu 28 Aug 14

the usher says...

Personally, I think this is a stupid idea. Just wait till the shock gives someone a heart attack!
Personally, I think this is a stupid idea. Just wait till the shock gives someone a heart attack! the usher
  • Score: -9

5:11pm Thu 28 Aug 14

owd nick says...

I nominate TurfMoor Tom, Weloveyouvenkys, and all the rest of the idiot trolls identities.

We would only need one bucket and we would get all 20 of them at once.

One request though, could we substitute water and ice with liquid nitrogen?
I nominate TurfMoor Tom, Weloveyouvenkys, and all the rest of the idiot trolls identities. We would only need one bucket and we would get all 20 of them at once. One request though, could we substitute water and ice with liquid nitrogen? owd nick
  • Score: 33

5:16pm Thu 28 Aug 14

joemarch1 says...

owd nick wrote:
I nominate TurfMoor Tom, Weloveyouvenkys, and all the rest of the idiot trolls identities.

We would only need one bucket and we would get all 20 of them at once.

One request though, could we substitute water and ice with liquid nitrogen?
Could just nominate the whole of Burnley. Be the first bath many have had since the last seasonal down pour
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: I nominate TurfMoor Tom, Weloveyouvenkys, and all the rest of the idiot trolls identities. We would only need one bucket and we would get all 20 of them at once. One request though, could we substitute water and ice with liquid nitrogen?[/p][/quote]Could just nominate the whole of Burnley. Be the first bath many have had since the last seasonal down pour joemarch1
  • Score: 34

5:16pm Thu 28 Aug 14

cboyer says...

the usher wrote:
Personally, I think this is a stupid idea. Just wait till the shock gives someone a heart attack!
people dont have to do it just like they dont have to run a marathon for charity i wonder how many people have had heart attacks during marathons over the years? maybe we stop them too?
[quote][p][bold]the usher[/bold] wrote: Personally, I think this is a stupid idea. Just wait till the shock gives someone a heart attack![/p][/quote]people dont have to do it just like they dont have to run a marathon for charity i wonder how many people have had heart attacks during marathons over the years? maybe we stop them too? cboyer
  • Score: 13

5:50pm Thu 28 Aug 14

denbo69 says...

I would just like to say well done MR GB and COYB
I would just like to say well done MR GB and COYB denbo69
  • Score: 15

6:26pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Stone Island: says...

owd nick wrote:
I nominate TurfMoor Tom, Weloveyouvenkys, and all the rest of the idiot trolls identities.

We would only need one bucket and we would get all 20 of them at once.

One request though, could we substitute water and ice with liquid nitrogen?
Great Idea.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: I nominate TurfMoor Tom, Weloveyouvenkys, and all the rest of the idiot trolls identities. We would only need one bucket and we would get all 20 of them at once. One request though, could we substitute water and ice with liquid nitrogen?[/p][/quote]Great Idea. Stone Island:
  • Score: 9

7:30pm Thu 28 Aug 14

crankitup says...

good on ya Gary...tiz for a good cause.....it's good to see the human side of you mate......it's bloody cold....I know...I've done it, only I had three buckets with ice
good on ya Gary...tiz for a good cause.....it's good to see the human side of you mate......it's bloody cold....I know...I've done it, only I had three buckets with ice crankitup
  • Score: 7

8:38pm Thu 28 Aug 14

MatthewCA says...

This is the STEVE BRUCE effect :))

This week GB need more Cooling Effect:)))

So continue this Bucket Challenge.
This is the STEVE BRUCE effect :)) This week GB need more Cooling Effect:))) So continue this Bucket Challenge. MatthewCA
  • Score: -5

9:06pm Thu 28 Aug 14

mark anthony says...

Yawn yawn
Yawn yawn mark anthony
  • Score: -4

9:22pm Thu 28 Aug 14

tall in the saddle says...

owd nick wrote:
I nominate TurfMoor Tom, Weloveyouvenkys, and all the rest of the idiot trolls identities.

We would only need one bucket and we would get all 20 of them at once.

One request though, could we substitute water and ice with liquid nitrogen?
Very good. I like it
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: I nominate TurfMoor Tom, Weloveyouvenkys, and all the rest of the idiot trolls identities. We would only need one bucket and we would get all 20 of them at once. One request though, could we substitute water and ice with liquid nitrogen?[/p][/quote]Very good. I like it tall in the saddle
  • Score: 6

9:47pm Thu 28 Aug 14

fudgingluvrovers says...

Well done GB , would have loved it if he nominated Steve Bruce
Well done GB , would have loved it if he nominated Steve Bruce fudgingluvrovers
  • Score: 14

11:37pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Welsh Rover says...

fudgingluvrovers wrote:
Well done GB , would have loved it if he nominated Steve Bruce
I actually put on the old Facebook that he should've nominated Bruce. And Dyche...
[quote][p][bold]fudgingluvrovers[/bold] wrote: Well done GB , would have loved it if he nominated Steve Bruce[/p][/quote]I actually put on the old Facebook that he should've nominated Bruce. And Dyche... Welsh Rover
  • Score: 4

9:27am Fri 29 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

He'll be getting another cold shiver on Monday evening as Venkys confirm that Rhodes will finally be granted his move to the Premier League.

You heard it here first.
He'll be getting another cold shiver on Monday evening as Venkys confirm that Rhodes will finally be granted his move to the Premier League. You heard it here first. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: 0

9:55am Fri 29 Aug 14

jimluftas says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
He'll be getting another cold shiver on Monday evening as Venkys confirm that Rhodes will finally be granted his move to the Premier League.

You heard it here first.
And when that doesn't happen will you completely forget that you predicted it? Cos we won't. Did you attend the Steve kean school of bull$h*t?
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: He'll be getting another cold shiver on Monday evening as Venkys confirm that Rhodes will finally be granted his move to the Premier League. You heard it here first.[/p][/quote]And when that doesn't happen will you completely forget that you predicted it? Cos we won't. Did you attend the Steve kean school of bull$h*t? jimluftas
  • Score: 2

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