Greg Halford applauded Pompey’s ‘special’ fans after their Bloomfield Road wonder show.
Around 1,400 packed the away section and did the club proud with tremendous backing.
A two-minute Poznan was staged in protest at those who have taken the club to the brink of another administration.
Halford, skipper Liam Lawrence and six of their Blues team-mates threw their shirts to the away fans at the final whistle.
Stephen Henderson hurled his goalkeeping gloves.
It was a fantastic gesture from the players who continue to give full commitment despite not being paid.
Halford was quick to pay tribute to the support, saying: ‘The fans were very special.
‘The players giving our shirts away was a goodwill gesture to all those who went.
‘The lads realised the effort that had gone into travelling and we appreciated it. The players are so grateful.’
Halford said the Poznan protest sent a vital message.
‘I knew the protest wasn’t against the players and I could hear the chanting after they did it,’ he said.
‘The fact the match was also being televised will publicise it.
‘Every little helps in getting a new owner and obviously the fans’ passion will help get the message across.’