Nine Irish League tweets summoning fans back to NI football

Amid widespread revulsion at what is being seen as greed by top English premiership clubs, there has been a renewed appeal from the Irish League teams (and commentators) for a return to local, community-focussed football.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 3:08 pm
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Here are a handful of the tweets doing the rounds today, beckoning fans back to NI stadiums once the pandemic allows.

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@@joelneill (director of Larne FC)·

Angry about the European Super League?

There’s real, authentic, unspoiled, quality, fan-first, community driven football on your doorstep. I think we’ve all watched enough sport from our living rooms this past year. When restrictions ease, and they will, go and find it.

Irish League Battles

@ILBattlesNifl

All our clubs are the heartbeat of communities here. And are proud to be. If you don’t support a local club, give them a chance. You will not regret it. Plus the Official NIFL is the greatest league in the world.

@Glenavon_FC

Pfft. Sure we already play in a super league.

@ColeraineFC

This is Coleraine FC. This is our home. This is our community. Give us the Irish League every day of the week.

@PortadownFC

We’re not about TV deals or executive boxes - its about passion, belonging & pride in your town & club. Support local.

@BallyclareFC

Passion, community, family, local pride and a sense of belonging. What the beautiful game is about. Support local football.

@LoughgallFC

A friendly reminder that if you are upset with your team joining The European Superleague then your local NIFL club would love to have your support! #supportyourlocalclub

@bangorfc

Announcing new competitions is on trend, so here’s ours...

The SureSeal NI Bangor FC Invitational Tournament.

Kicking off in May & running through June, 8 local clubs will form 2 (Super) leagues before knockout rounds will decide the winners of the Cup & Plate.

@arfcofficial

@bangorfc

Abbey Villa

@BangorAmateurs

@EastBelfastFC

@TheRoc1924

@RecRosemount

@PortavogieFC

Lisburn Distillery

@distilleryworld

In terms of the European Super league, we are still weighing up our options

:-)

(the team is currently sixth in the Intermediate Premiership!)

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