Sheffield United clinched promotion back to the Premier League this week, and now their biggest rivals have issued a statement, congratulating them on their achievement.
“Few things in life unite and divide opinion like football. But one thing at this stage of every season is undebatable and I would like to offer the warm congratulations of everyone at Sheffield Wednesday to everyone at our neighbours Sheffield United for their achievement of promotion.
We may be rivals but we are friends of the same city that holds such unique tradition in the football world. Recognition in the Premier League can only benefit Sheffield and we wish United well, whilst promising our loyal supporters that we will be giving our absolute best to ensure Wednesday will be tasting the same success this time next year.
We must also congratulate Norwich City on their promotion and offer our commiserations to Ipswich Town, Bolton Wanderers and Rotherham United. We wish you a speedy return to the Championship.”
– Dejphon Chansiri
It is no doubt a very honourable thing to do from the Sheffield Wednesday board, but given the rivalry, we’re not sure the Sheffield Wednesday fans would agree so much!
— Sheffield United (@SUFC_tweets) April 28, 2019