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Sheffield United fans protest as Danny Wilson appointed

Sheffield United protest at Bramall Lane
Image caption Bramall Lane ground has become the focus of a protest against the new manager, Danny Wilson

Hundreds of Sheffield United football fans have held a protest against the appointment of Danny Wilson as manager.

Chairman Kevin McCabe signed Mr Wilson on a three-year-contract. Mr Wilson managed and played for rival club, Sheffield Wednesday, in the 1990s.

The fans gathered outside Bramall Lane stadium around midday on Friday. There were thought to be around 400 protestors taking part.

Mr Wilson, 51, left his last post as manager at Swindon in March.

One fan told BBC Radio Sheffield: "I hope McCabe is looking through his window so he can see that people aren't happy with the appointment.

"It's crazy. I can't understand it. When I heard I was gobsmacked."

Mr Wilson, a former Northern Ireland international, replaces Micky Adams who was sacked in the aftermath of the club's relegation to League One.

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