VIDEO: Burnley busker’s Blackburn Rovers songs are a hit!

A BURNLEY busker has attracted crowds in the town centre with some self-penned songs about Clarets rivals Blackburn Rovers.

Robert Robinson (49), who lives in Duke Bar, entertained shoppers in St James’s Street with “Once A Claret Always A Claret” and “Blackburn Rovers Ha Ha Ha” poking fun at the club, which sacked its manager Michael Appleton this week following a 1-1 draw with Burnley.

“I’ve had a great response, people have been stopping to listen to the anti-Blackburn Rovers songs. This has got more attention than anything I’ve ever done,” said Mr Robinson, who busks regularly in the town centre to raise money for charity Act Against Injustice, of which he is chief executive.

He said the songs have proved so popular he will write an album dedicated to songs about the club, along with titles poking fun at popstars One Direction and Justin Bieber.