Following the pain of relegation to League One in 2011, several playoff near-misses and then an 11th place finish last season, Sheffield United's return to the Championship was secured on Saturday with a win over Northampton Town.
Goals from ex-Wednesday striker Leon Clarke and Scottish midfielder John Fleck sealed the victory, but social media attention was drawn to the pitch invasion at the end of the game, and one fan in particular who led the charge with one of the Sixfields corner flags.
Respect to the Sheff Utd fan at Northampton who charged onto the pitch at full time with the corner flag. pic.twitter.com/ZfGR9eV0d5— Andy Ha (@_AndyHa) April 9, 2017
Grabbing the flag out of the ground at the final whistle, t he supporter in question looked more like he was leading the charge on medieval battlefield than celebrating a promotion...