Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Stars Savour That Tweet Taste of Victory

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Stars Savour That Tweet Taste of Victory

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Byline: Dave Robson Senior Reporter dave.robson@trinitymirror.com

FAMOUS faces took to Twitter to tell the world of their admiration for Boro's Man City masterclass.

And two TV presenters even contemplated using the team's 2-0 win to influence their wardrobe choices.

BBC Breakfast reporter Steph McGovern tweeted: "Well that's my work clothes for Monday decided. #borokit" And Kay Murray, who hosts The Express Extra sports show on US network beIN SPORTS, donned a number nine Boro shirt, complete with Kike on the back, to accompany her tweet: "Impossible to be any prouder of my team than I am right now. I love you @boro. Thank you, you're Kings. #utb."

Kay went on to present the show wearing her Boro shirt.

Elsewhere, Boro fan and funnyman Bob Mortimer was on good form, tweeting soon after yesterday's final whistle: "Bye Bye City. Miss ya already. #borolive And he followed it up by adapting the lyrics he famously wrote for Boro's 1997 FA Cup Final song, Chris Rea's Let's Dance, with the tweet: "MAGIC TIMES, CARNIVAL, KIKE DOES THE SAMBA, MAGIC TIMES, CARNIVAL, BORO ARE IN HEAVEN!!!!!" Another Teesside comedian, Patrick Monahan, was in typially surreal mood: "Get in Boro! We beat Man City today 2-0, we'll destroy Barcelona in Europe 2015, then we'll smash up Death Star in outer space in 2016! #utb And Grangetown actor Mark Benton noted: "Proud of my team today! They're worth more than 300 million more than us but we whupped them! UTB" BBC Tees "Voice of the Boro" Alastair Brownlee, who has experienced countless highs and lows following the team over the years, said yesterday was "an incredible experience - a reminder, if ever I needed reminding, why I love the greatest team the world has ever seen.. BORO."

And renowned Middlesbrough artist Mackenzie Thorpe was also caught up in it all, saying: "Great day for the @Boro #meandmedad #withthelads" Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker called Boro's win, and Bradford's 4-2 triumph at Chelsea, "truly stunning performances" while another former footballer-turnedpundit, Stan Collymore, tweeted: "Bradford, Middlesbrough, Leicester City. …

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