Social media reacts to Wigan Athletic's title triumph

Latics fans at Doncaster
Latics fans at Doncaster

Jay Whittle looks at the social media reaction as Wigan Athletic were crowned the 2017-18 League One champions following their 1-0 win at Doncaster Rovers.

Before the game at the Keepmoat Latics knew that just one point would seal the League One title, due to their far superior goal difference to rivals Blackburn Rovers.

But Paul Cook’s side weren’t content of just securing what was needed and managed to take all three points back to Wigan on a fantastic afternoon for the Latics.

Will Grigg’s 26th goal of the season proved to be the title clincher, sparking wild celebrations amongst the 4,103 travelling fans.

Grigg kept his cool to slot the ball past Marko Marosi in the 75th minute after racing onto Nick Powell’s well-timed through ball, with his goal confirming that Wigan will be going up to the Championship as the league winners.

Latics held onto their lead and sensational scenes after the final whistle followed.

Plenty of fun followed, including fan-favourite Max Power orchestrating the celebrations through the tannoy, singing a rather-fitting rendition of ‘Will Grigg’s on Fire’ for the Latics faithful.

The 4,103 fans who made the trip to Yorkshire were certainly not disappointed and Latics fans all over took to Twitter to show their pride.

@ChezCon69: “We’re all proper proud right now. Congrats… it’s been a pleasure to be on the journey(with one destination)”

@Gillybean1203: So proud to support @LaticsOfficial League One Champions…strong all season and the town is totally proud.. here’s to the Championship.”

@TonyWelsby: “Great finish to the season. Well deserved champions. Looking forward to the Championship in better shape than last time IMO.”

@TommyLatic1: Got to be one of the best #wafc seasons ever on so many different levels. Quite a few in recent times but this squad has proper top characters/lads. Been an absolute pleasure this season.”

@AlexGuest90: Absolutely fantastic celebrating winning the league! What a season we’ve had.”

@IanHAspinall: What a brilliant end to the season- a thoroughly deserved title- We are the Champions.”

@Purpledamo: “That was up there with the best atmospheres following Latics. Up the tics.”

Latics were met with messages of congratulations for their title win from opposition fans in League One, with many labelling Wigan as worthy winners across the entire season.

@MartinCAFC45: Congrats to @LaticsOfficial on winning the league. Fully deserved, certainly the best team we’ve seen down the Valley this season.”

@ThomasEvansGB: “Congratulations Wigan Athletic from a Blackburn fan. A fantastic performance over the course of the season. See you next season!”

Ian Jones(@theshrew88): “Congratulations on winning the title, #wafc deserved it.”

@Ruks0(Blackburn): “Well done lads, been a pleasure to fight for the title, better team won! Championship here we go.”

Wigan players, past and present, also took to social media to share their joy of the Latics’ title win.

James McArthur said: “Congrats to @LaticsOfficial on winning the league.”

@MikePollitt12 said on Saturday evening: “Congratulations @LaticsOfficial on winning the title… Could get a bit lively on King Street tonight.”

@ShaunMac20: “Congratulations to everyone at @LaticsOfficial. Boys have been a joy to watch this season. Up the tics.”

Lee Evans, who was with the Latics on loan until January, congratulated his former team-mates: “Congratulations to everyone at @LaticsOfficial on becoming champions today. Proud to have been a part of this team for the first half of the season!!”

Max Power: “Wigan aren’t we?”

Jordan Flores said: “No doubt about it! Tics are champions AGAIN! It’s what the boys have deserved all season and well done to the fans for showing up in their numbers!”

Jason Pearce: “Congratulations to everyone @LaticsOfficial on being champions. Another great achievement.”

Noel Hunt: “Buzzing to be involved with such great people again. Thank you to everyone big and small made this dream come through again!!! Have a great weekend Tics.”

Luke Burke: “@LaticsOfficial have done it! Up the tics.”

Manchester United legend, and father of Devante, Andy Cole said: “Congrats @LaticsOfficial and @Rovers on your promotion back to the championship.”

Wigan Warriors: “A fantastic and well deserved achievement! Congratulations to all involved.”

Chief Executive, Jonathan Jackson: “Thank you to @WiganCouncil for helping to organise a fabulous promotion party in the park. Thank you to our supporters for your brilliant support today, yesterday and all season.”

David Sharpe thanked Doncaster Rovers for their hospitality, and also sent his well wishes to Sir Alex Ferguson:

“Thank you to Doncaster for being so hospitable towards us today!!

Helped us really enjoy our celebrations! All our thoughts are with your manager Darren, his family and of course Sir Alex at this time.”