Posh players past and present react to promotion: ‘So pleased and proud to be part of such a great club’

The social media loving Posh players had to wait 48 hours before sharing their thoughts with the public after a momentous match at home to Lincoln City delivered a sensational promotion.

By Alan Swann
Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 7:15 am
Harrison Burrows (front, centre) leads Posh promotion celebrations. Photo: David Lowndes.
Harrison Burrows (front, centre) leads Posh promotion celebrations. Photo: David Lowndes.

Professional football organised a social media blackout in protest at online abuse for the entire Bank Holiday weekend, a boycott observed by the PT.

But as soon as the boycott was over Posh players past and present started tweeting...

From assist king Joe Ward (@JoeJoeward22).

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Idris Kanu (left) and Siriki Dembele celebrate promotion to the Championship. Photo: David Lowndes.

‘So a whole weekend with no posts has felt like a whole year, but we finally did it!! Words can’t explain how I’m feeling. We are promoted to the Championship!!! We have deserved everything we have achieved this season and I’m so pleased and proud to be a part of this club and something very promising and exciting going into the future.’

From on-loan goalkeeper Josef Bursik (@BursikJoe) who only played six matches!

‘Where do I start?! What a way to do it. The emotions we all felt on Saturday definitely weren’t good for our health, but we did it! WE ARE GOING UP!!! ‘I want to thank every single fan who supported me from the first day. It means everything. Your support got us over the line! What a group of players and staff. So proud to have been a part of it. Thanks for everything.’

From young wing-back Idris Kanu (@idriskanu_9).

‘We are going up, say we are going up! ‘Possibly the toughest season of my career. With Covid, being away from loved ones & close friends. ‘These things have made what we accomplished even sweeter. Hopefully next season we get to play in front of you fans again.’

From teenager Harrison Burrows (@burrowsHarrison) who joined Posh 10 years ago aged 9.

‘10 years. What a club. What a group of lads.’

From back-up striker Mo Eisa (@Eisaar7).

‘WE ARE GOING UP! What a team.’

And former Posh players also sent their congratulations...

From Dean Hooper (@hoops46).

‘So pleased for the fans, players and all involved at a club I was very proud to represent and lucky to taste promotion with.’

From Gaby Zakuani (@Gabs50Zakuani).

‘Well well well, what a weekend! Absolutely buzzing for everyone connected with Posh. What a way to do it deep into Fergie time! And finally that ghost from Selhurst Park is laid to rest.’