Wigan Athletic takeover: How fans reacted on social media

A Bahrain-based consortium led by Talal Al Hammad confirmed last night they will take charge of Wigan Athletic - subject to EFL Board approval - ending months of heartache for fans.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 8:06 am
Wigan Athletic will have new owners

Many fans have now taken to Twitter to express their happiness at the news, with some even claiming a trip to Bahrain could be on the horizon to celebrate - albeit when COVID restrictions end!

Here is a snapshot of fans' reaction...

@LiamJenkins6: “There's been so much pain and hurt over the last 9 months with this whole situation. We've finally got our football club back and can actually start dreaming again #wafc”

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@KevAbott: “This is THE happiest I’ve felt for 9 months...and me an our Maude got engaged on Saturday! Don’t tell her. #wafc #UTFT”

@mdjones26: “Booking a trip to Bahrain as soon as this pandemic is over #wafc”

@speakman_oliver: “Thank you @Talalalhammad32. Good times ahead. #wafc”

@GallenLeung: “Can’t describe how happy and emotional we all are.”

@paulhowarth14: “Loving this! Big thank you to everyone involved at the club ... players, coaching staff, fans, club shop staff, ticket office staff everyone behind the scenes; and now our new owners :)”

@davidjackson3: “Talal you beautiful man! Up them phoenix tics! The good times are coming back!!!!”

@IanCart59216988: “Absolutely made up with this news, there were times when it looked very

bleak for the club past eight months, but we always defy the odds it's in our DNA #wafc”

@JoJoSnoop: “At last #wafc”

@BethAshc0ft: “Could honestly cry #wafc”

@stone3359: “Up the takeover tics #wafc”