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Burnley fans celebrate promotion all over the world

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley fans celebrate promotion all over the world Burnley fans celebrate promotion all over the world

CLARETS fans from Brooklyn to Brisbane celebrated promotion to the Premier League this afternoon.

Thousands of exiled Burnley fans tuned in via satellite television, radio and the internet to follow the news of their idols’ day of destiny.

A packed Turf Moor was the focus of their excitement, whatever distance they were away from East Lancashire, with an outpouring of relief when Ashley Barnes put the team in front after 25 minutes.

And there was further euphoria when Michael Kightly's free kick made things even more comfortable shortly before half-time.

Journalist Daniel Bentley moved to New York City in 2012.

Prior to the match, he donned a Sean Dyche mask on the banks of the Hudson River overlooking Manhattan.

He said: “I’m recovering from food poisoning but watching the Clarets go up made me feel much better. What a fantastic season we’ve had. I can’t wait to get to Turf Moor, a Premier League stadium.”

In nearby Brooklyn, Gordon X, tweeted: “It's 10am in New York but I've found a bar in Brooklyn that's showing the game - the Black Swan. No Nay Never!”

Anthony Heys, from Cowpe, Rossendale, was on holiday in Gran Canaria, following the match from his smartphone.

He said: “The first people we spoke to when we arrived were Clarets fans. I was very nervous before the match but we’ve done it.”

In South East Asia, Clarets Indonesia, excitedly tweeted the coverage of the game to their followers.

A Burnley fan teaching in Hangzhou, China said despite the game kicking of at 10pm and having classes the following morning, he stayed up to listen to the game.

Vincent Corrigan, on the North American Clarets Facebook page which has members from all over the USA and Canada, said: “I didn't realise this until late but the mighty Clarets were live on a satellite channel. I was able to watch us get promotion. What a day, what a team.”

Fans from far afield also travelled to Burnley for the game, including Branko, from Montenegro, who arrived last week to take in the Blackpool and Wigan games along with his specially designed flag.

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8:07pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Openminded? says...

Well done BFC !
Well done BFC ! Openminded?
  • Score: 17

10:51pm Mon 21 Apr 14

ToffeeGuy says...

No local derbies next season. And few wins.
No local derbies next season. And few wins. ToffeeGuy
  • Score: -20

1:13am Tue 22 Apr 14

inishowen claret says...

Can only get to a few matches per season, but was listening in today. Have been a claret for 52 years hoisting the flag in the most north westerly part of Europe. A proud club with a rich history is back where it belongs, lets give it a lash next season utc
Can only get to a few matches per season, but was listening in today. Have been a claret for 52 years hoisting the flag in the most north westerly part of Europe. A proud club with a rich history is back where it belongs, lets give it a lash next season utc inishowen claret
  • Score: 9

2:29am Tue 22 Apr 14

croz87 says...

Nice to see Burnley back where they were when I left England in 1972
Nice to see Burnley back where they were when I left England in 1972 croz87
  • Score: 4

12:18pm Tue 22 Apr 14

slants says...

so now we have a relegation game every week ,WOW.The police will close more roads;forcing some people to be blocked in their homes because the buses don't run. and make the pubs and restaurants close for a couple of hours etc because there is a football game taking place in the town.
Welcome to the premier league zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
zzzzzzzzzzzzz
so now we have a relegation game every week ,WOW.The police will close more roads;forcing some people to be blocked in their homes because the buses don't run. and make the pubs and restaurants close for a couple of hours etc because there is a football game taking place in the town. Welcome to the premier league zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzz slants
  • Score: -7

1:23pm Tue 22 Apr 14

garry_stockton says...

Slants........ you really have to get a life, fun and adventure, let the money bags of football come to Burnley and find out what the real football world is like...
no debt, no prima donnas, no signs for chicken farmers, no nob enders, no tennis balls, ....................
.........no problem !!!!!!!
Slants........ you really have to get a life, fun and adventure, let the money bags of football come to Burnley and find out what the real football world is like... no debt, no prima donnas, no signs for chicken farmers, no nob enders, no tennis balls, .................... .........no problem !!!!!!! garry_stockton
  • Score: 6

2:55pm Tue 22 Apr 14

andy1 says...

Well done Burnley from Gibraltar Clarets.
Well done Burnley from Gibraltar Clarets. andy1
  • Score: 3

9:19am Wed 7 May 14

claret777 says...

garry_stockton wrote:
Slants........ you really have to get a life, fun and adventure, let the money bags of football come to Burnley and find out what the real football world is like...
no debt, no prima donnas, no signs for chicken farmers, no nob enders, no tennis balls, ....................

.........no problem !!!!!!!
He has a point....not to mention playing most Sunday's....hardly any midweek football...bring back Div 4
[quote][p][bold]garry_stockton[/bold] wrote: Slants........ you really have to get a life, fun and adventure, let the money bags of football come to Burnley and find out what the real football world is like... no debt, no prima donnas, no signs for chicken farmers, no nob enders, no tennis balls, .................... .........no problem !!!!!!![/p][/quote]He has a point....not to mention playing most Sunday's....hardly any midweek football...bring back Div 4 claret777
  • Score: 0

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