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The huge fee behind Kevin Brown’s biggest move revealed

Kevin Brown made his fair share of big moves but one of the biggest was his move from Widnes Vikings to the Warrington Wolves.

Brown was brilliant for the Vikings after joining from the Huddersfield Giants and after coming up short of Super League and Challenge Cup glory in 2016, the Wolves saw him as the final piece of the puzzle in their pursuit of glory.

Now speaking on BBC 5 Live Brown has revealed the huge few that was paid by the Wolves for him which helped save the Vikings.

Though Brown also admitted he was disappointed how it was presented that he wanted to leave.

“When I got sold the club didn’t let me talk about the fee, they actually got a quarter of a million pound which was huge for Widnes because they actually went under two or three years later, so it saved them for a little bit,” he said revealing a fee greater than the money Wests Tigers paid for John Bateman recently.

“It was disappointing that they put it like I really wanted to go. It was one of them where I got an opportunity and I spoke to Denis and they said it’d help them, I thought it would be good for my career and it was a mutual decision.”

Sadly this move also saw Brown have to deal with abuse when he returned to the club:

“When the abuse actually reared it’s head the most is when I went back to Widnes. I can’t remember the ref, I think it might have been Phil Bentham but he spoke to me before the game.

“He said, ‘look we’ve had a bit of notice that there might be some stuff thrown at you today and there might be a pitch invasion, if so we’ll just get you off the field.’

“Loads of snakes then got thrown on but I had a few death threats and that on my phone and about my family, that’s when I came off Twitter. I’m not on there to receive that abuse.

“I’ve had a lot of abuse but when people start saying things like that then the lines been crossed.

“I didn’t really know what to expect when I went back and did commentary. I had to walk across the field to get up to the gantry and I was a bit nervous walking over but then they started cheering, it was a real nice touch. It was started by a couple of die-hard fans and then the rest followed so it sort of the feeling of it being let go, which was nice.”

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