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Elgin fan "mortified" over Ibrox dance display – VIDEO

Elgin fan red-faced despite rave reviews for dancing in front of Blue Noses at Ibrox

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UPDATED:

09:58 GMT, 6 December 2012

The happiest football fan in Britain admitted she was 'mortified' after becoming an internet sensation for her dancing display at Ibrox.

Jenny Bird, 36, was in Glasgow to watch Elgin face Rangers in the Scottish Cup and was captured on camera as she boogied in the away end during her side' 3-0 defeat.

Jenny appeared on YouTube and the clip generated 100,000 views in the first 24 hours.

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Rave on: Jenny Bird became an internet hit after dancing at Ibrox

Rave on: Jenny Bird became an internet hit after dancing at Ibrox

But the volunteer sports coach from Nairn told the Daily Record: 'I'm mortified. I've given myself a red neck but, hey, life's too serious anyway.

'It wasn't planned. I just got carried away with the music. It was just a bit of fun with the moves I use when I'm warming up for boxing and exercise.

'It's something that's happened and now I've just got to get on with it. There was no harm in it and if it has made people happy, then that's good.'

Jenny, who supports Highland League side Nairn, travelled down on the bus to watch her friend Stuart Leslie play for Elgin.

And she denied going straight to the match after a big night out on the town.

She added: 'I hardly ever drink, except maybe one at my birthday and at Christmas.'

Jenny's dad is ex-Jedburgh player and racehorse owner Charlie Bird and her brother-in-law Derek Paterson played rugby for Scotland.

Celtic"s Anthony Stokes sent death threats on Twitter

Celtic's Stokes sent death threats on Twitter after allegedly attending benefit for Irish gangster

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UPDATED:

15:43 GMT, 3 December 2012

Celtic’s Anthony Stokes has been sent a death threat on twitter after it was claimed the striker attended a tribute in memory of a notorious Irish gangster.

Stokes, who is also an Irish international, was targeted by a user named @gonzo1690, who said he hoped that the Ulster Volunteer Force, a paramilitary group, would ‘put a bullet’ in his head.

The user tweeted: ‘Hope the UVF put a bullet in your head you f****** p****’.
In the same tweet, the user added: ‘If I ever see you you’re getting smashed ya ****.’

Threat: Anthony Stokes has been targeted on Twitter

Threat: Anthony Stokes has been targeted on Twitter

The 23-year-old is considering reporting the abuse and the death threat to police, tweeting in response to his followers: ‘Do I need to send this to the police or do they just pick up on it’

The attack on twitter came after claims that Stokes, a former Hibs and Arsenal forward, had attended a benefit event for murdered Irish gangster Alan Ryan, a senior figure within the Real IRA, in Dublin.

Ryan was killed last September, executed at close range outside his home.

Celtic fans were quick to unite in condemnation at the abuse. Tam Selleck CSC, wrote: ‘This coward @gonzo1690 just told Stokes he hopes the UVF put a bullet in his head. Won’t be smiling in court.’

Another tweeted: ‘Anybody placing bets on when @gonzo1690 will get a chap on his door from police’

Jennifer Pinches quits British gymnastics

Pinches quits British gymnastics set-up despite impressive showing at Olympics

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UPDATED:

11:34 GMT, 11 September 2012

Olympic gymnast Jennifer Pinches has confirmed she will no longer compete for Great Britain.

The 18-year-old, who was part of the five-strong British women's team at London 2012, confirmed the news on her Twitter account.

The teenager made the announcement following Monday's 'Our Greatest Team' parade in which she took part and ahead of a trip to Ecuador for some travelling and volunteer work.

Exit: Jennifer Pinches will no longer compete for Great Britain

Exit: Jennifer Pinches will no longer compete for Great Britain

Pinches said: 'I will no longer be doing competitive gymnastics in or for Great Britain.

'However, you can't get rid of me that easily! Got some exciting projects lined up soon and next year 😀 #hushhush for now tho.

'I'm sat at the gate ready to board my plane. Excited and happy reflecting on the past few weeks/months and what I've achieved.

'Can't thank all of you enough for encouraging me, supporting me and helping me through everything. Especially my close friends and family and everyone at British Gymnastics #iambg'.

Teamwork: Pinches was part of the British squad at London 2012

Teamwork: Pinches was part of the British squad at London 2012

Pinches qualified to compete for Great Britain at London 2012 with City of Liverpool club-mates Beth Tweddle, Rebecca Tunney and Hannah Whelan, and fifth member Imogen Cairns from Portishead, near Bristol.

They finished sixth in the team final – Britain's best ever result in an Olympic Games.

Pinches is the first of the Team GB gymnastics squad to announce she will no longer compete for Great Britain.

Tweddle, the oldest member of the team at 27, has said that she will wind down her gymnastics career, Whelan and Cairns have not made their decisions public and 15-year-old Tunney is expected to carry on competing.

London 2012 Paralympics: Mariia Pomazan returns discus gold medal

Discus debacle settled as Pomazan returns illegitimate gold medal to IPC

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UPDATED:

19:30 GMT, 6 September 2012

The Ukranian Paralympian mistakenly awarded a gold medal in discus has finally returned the award.

Mariia Pomazan had kept hold of the medal seemingly in protest after a flaw in Omega's scoring system meant she was wrongly given gold in the F35/36 class.

She did not attend a second medal ceremony on Monday, when she was due to be awarded silver.

Returned: Mariia Pomazan (centre) has given back the medal

Returned: Mariia Pomazan (centre) has given back the medal

The Ukrainians were given until 5pm on Thursday to return the gong by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

Their press attache Nataliya Harach said: 'She has given back the medal. Our volunteer brought the medal to Mr (Xavi) Gonzalez (chief executive of the IPC).

'We had a letter that said it had to be returned by 5pm, so it was.'

Pomazan will face no further action by the IPC.

Spokesman Craig Spence said: 'The medal has been returned, we asked for it to be returned and it was. Everything's in order.'

Bradford Bulls crisis: Administrator receives formal offer

Bradford administrator receives formal offer, but decision hangs on owners buying lease of Odsal

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UPDATED:

19:02 GMT, 19 July 2012

The consortium seeking to buy Bradford Bulls have no intention of moving the club to Valley Parade, administrator Brendan Guilfoyle has revealed.

Guilfoyle has confirmed he had received an offer from the ABC consortium, a group of local Asian businessmen, for the financially-stricken Super League club.

But Guilfoyle, partner at Leeds-based The P&A Partnership, says the offer is conditional on the prospective new owners buying back the lease of Odsal Stadium and the Bulls retaining their Super League status.

Generous: Bradford fans have dipped into their own pockets to help staff

Generous: Bradford fans have dipped into their own pockets to help staff

The Rugby Football League bought the
lease for 1.25million in January to help the club pay off debts and
safeguard the stadium's future as a rugby league venue.

The conditions laid down by the
consortium, which is thought to contain property developers, led to
speculation Odsal could be sold and the Bulls could once more move in
with Bradford City but Guilfoyle tonight insisted that was not the case.

'I asked them about it yesterday
(Wednesday) and they told me that suggestions they were trying to lift
the restricted covenant were wrong.' Guilfoyle told BBC Radio Leeds.

'Inevitably there is speculation from fans but I don't see any evidence of anybody trying to move to Valley Parade.

Volunteer: Mick Potter returned to coach Bradford for free after being laid off

Volunteer: Mick Potter returned to coach Bradford for free after being laid off

'They are quite comfortable with
playing at Odsal. They are looking at how they can increase the revenues
at the club because that's what is necessary to stop the losses and
they see the Coral Suite as an under-used asset.'

Guilfoyle confirmed he is to meet the RFL tomorrow to update them on the offer.