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Doncaster rocked as Ryan quits at halftime (and sits with fans for last hurrah)

Championship outfit Doncaster Rovers are in crisis after chairman John Ryan resigned yesterday.

The Daily Star Sunday says Ryan dramatically quit at half-time after a boardroom battle.

He walked out of the directors' box at Barnsley and went to sit with the 2,000 travelling fans as they serenaded him with: "There's only one John Ryan."

Ryan said: "It's sad but it was an incredible send-off by the fans, the best anyone could have. It brought a tear to my eye and I wanted to be with fans because that's where I started.

"As a football club I wanted to have a go at the upper echelons of the Championship and maybe even the Premier League. As a chairman for 15 years I've had four promotions and two cups and anybody would be proud of that."

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