A chicken was subjected to a humiliating and degrading ordeal during Monday's game between Blackburn and Wigan, in which Blackburn were relegated to the Championship. The chicken was eventually rescued by an RSPCA officer, who took the distressed bird for counselling with an animal psychiatrist who specialises in helping abused farm animals. “It will be a long road to recovery,” revealed an RSPCA spokesperson. “Hopefully with the right care and attention it will make a full recovery from what must have been a truly embarrassing experience. It’s reluctant to leave its coop at the moment, but we’re hopeful a course of hypnotherapy will help.” Horrified onlookers described how the chicken desperately flapped around in an attempt to remove the club's colours. "It was tragic and terrible to watch" said Tracey Arkwright, a 22 year old receptionist who had come to the game to support Wigan Athletic. "My heart goes out to the poor creature". "The chicken was desperately trying to remove the shirt to avoid anyone thinking it might be associated in some way with Blackburn Rovers. It was really sad to see, but to be fair to the chicken, it did have Blackburn's best chance of the match. It was the only thing in Blackburn colours that got into the Wigan net all night." .