Loved-up Ipswich Town players slam Sky Sports pundit and mock Leeds United again

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  • Kieran McKenna and the players spent Monday with the supporters
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Drunken Ipswich Town players slammed a Sky Sports pundit at their Premier League promotion parade, surrounded by thousands of their own fans.

Ipswich’s heroes celebrated their promotion to the Premier League in style as thousands of supporters flocked to apply for the open-top bus parade.

They also took another opportunity to taunt Championship rivals Leeds United, who they pipped to the last automatic promotion spot.

One took to the microphone and sang “Leeds are falling apart again” to Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart” – while defender Luke Woolfenden hit out at Sky Sports pundit Don Goodman for his criticism of Ipswich .

Woolfenden said: “I’ll have to sit for six weeks now and listen to Don Goodman tell us we’re not good enough for the Prem like we were in the Champ.

Ipswich Town celebrated their promotion to the Premier League with an open top bus parade
Defender Luke Woolfenden (L) hit out at Sky Sports pundit Don Goodman as he partied

“We’ll still finish in the middle of the meal, Don, but don’t worry about it.”

“This group can do whatever we want, man. I worked so hard.

The Tractor Boys secured their stunning return to the top flight after a 22-year wait on Saturday with a 2-0 win over Huddersfield at Portman Road – jumping from League One to the Premier League in back-to-back seasons.

In a speech to the crowd, Woolfenden, who came through the youth ranks at the club, was asked if it could get any better than that.

He replied, “It will get better when we have a moment of silence for Don Goodman.”

After a loud cheer from the crowd, Woolfenden continued: “I think he’ll be absolutely gutted that we’ve been promoted. He told us c*** all season.

The players and staff wasted little time getting the party started shortly after the final whistle on Saturday, with the team basking in their success back in the dressing room before reviving to lift the runners-up trophy in a shower of champagne.

But the indulgence continued for the rest of the bank holiday weekend and on Monday, Ipswich organized an open-top bus tour around the town despite gloomy skies.

The parade started at the stadium at noon and ended at Christchurch Park.

The Tractor Boys returned to the top flight after a 22-year wait after beating Huddersfield
The players drank from beer bottles and were cheered on by thousands of fans on Monday
There were loud chants on board mocking rivals Leeds, who must resort to the play-offs

Speaking on board the bus, Ipswich manager Kieran McKenna told Sky Sports: “It’s an incredible turnout, amazing to see so much joy.

“Everyone deserves it, the whole city deserves it, the players… for how hard they’ve worked. And the fans, who have followed us so loyally for years and waited for a day like this.

“We set out to be as good as possible. As you get closer to the end, you know that you are within reach of an amazing achievement and we are so glad that we were able to finish well.

The route also took in Sir Alf Ramsey Way and other landmarks and saw buses emblazoned with ‘The Town are going up!’ snake through the blue-clad crowds.

First the parade left the club’s training ground in Playford Road and headed towards Portman Road. The players on board wore practice gear and drank from beer bottles.

Below, the crowd launched blue rockets and were sprayed with booze from the buses.

Champion boxer and Ipswich supporter Fabio Wardley was again in full celebration and was seen raising a beer to the crowd in the motorcade.

Big screens have been placed around Christchurch Park to allow supporters to watch the parade and Chief McKenna is expected to make a speech.

“I will never forget these days,” striker Kayden Jackson told BBC Radio Suffolk.

Massimo Luongo lifted the runner-up’s trophy into the air as the players celebrated their success
The crowd launched blue rockets and cheered their heroes on their route through the city
Boss Kieran McKenna admitted he is relishing the chance to pit his team against the best

“If he (McKenna) asked me to go through a brick wall, I’d do it for him in a heartbeat.

“It’s not lost on me what could have happened if I had gone elsewhere amid what has been a miserable time at the club and I’m just happy to be here with the boss to experience everything I’ve experienced in last period. two years.’

Meanwhile, McKenna relishes the chance to pit his side against the best.

“I moved out at 16 to pursue a dream and I had to move towards it at 22,” he said.

“Since then, I’ve had 15 years of work, sacrifice and learning. It’s been an incredible journey and I’m proud of what I’ve achieved. I was a coach in the Premier League and the Champions League at 32. You want to test yourself against the best.

“It’s going to be a big challenge to do that again.”

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