It’s been a long time coming, but finally fans have been allowed back into stadiums – albeit at a reduced capacity. But, just how has social media reacted to the news?
One fan seemed to be as excited as when Christmas comes.
One more sleep 😍🐯
— Charlotte Rose (@charlotteroseg_) May 16, 2021
That sentiment was shared amongst this Saints fan.
When you wake up and it feels like Christmas morning 😁🙌🙌 https://t.co/bJMQ2ARsxo
— Gill Tuck (@gilltuck) May 17, 2021
Another Castleford supporter couldn’t hide his joy at returning to the stands.
— Steve Hirst (@hirsty) May 16, 2021
The excitement was palpable among Twitter.
I KNOW this work day will drag but we're coming home!
— Cas Tiger Stats 🐯 (@Castigerstats) May 17, 2021
One man was even getting emotional at the thought of being back.
Love this, and I don’t mind admitting that I will shed a tear tomorrow. I’ll hug my parents and brother for the first time in over a year and watch the boys run out. Win, lose or draw it will be great to be back. https://t.co/mwaCGxoLZE
— Andrew Lyon (@Andyjlyon) May 16, 2021
A promotional video from Hull FC welcoming back fans produced “goosebumps” from one ardent supporter.
Love this…goosebumps…can't wait to be back in stands again watching live sport https://t.co/LKzDSxCcVb
— Paul Garnett (@Peeg87) May 16, 2021
Another Hull fan was even void of Monday blues thanks to the return.
Never looked forward to a Monday so much 😁👌 https://t.co/0BxdVs8KLe
— Matty 🐯🏴 (@Matty2503_YT) May 16, 2021
A Warrington fan used a favourite meme to describe his excitement.
— James Massey (@wiregooner) May 17, 2021
Emotion was the name of the game for most rugby league supporters.
Stop I’m going to cry https://t.co/Re4ynIBcns
— Bradley (@bradley9964) May 17, 2021