English football clubs embrace Eid Al-Fitr with prayers and well wishes
English football clubs are wishing Muslim fans a blessed Eid, with players also getting involved in festivities.
"Celebrating Eid Mubarak with @Midea!" the Manchester side posted on Twitter and Facebook.
French Muslim footballer and former Manchester United star Paul Pogba had his Juventus teammates Juan Cuadrado and Adrien Rabiot wish fans Eid Mubarak in a video.
Paul Pogba, Juan Cuadrado and Adrien Rabiot wish everyone a happy Eid Mubarak. 😍🌙April 21, 2023
West London club Fulham also wished their fans a Happy Eid, after neighbours Chelsea also hosted Muslim supporters for a special iftar.
"Eid Mubarak to all our fans celebrating around the world," it tweeted.
Eid Mubarak to all our fans celebrating around the world. 🤍 pic.twitter.com/YGstnU5PEd— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) April 20, 2023
Championship side Watford also shared a celebratory message.
"Eid Mubarak to all Hornets celebrating around the world," the club tweeted.
Eid Mubarak to all Hornets celebrating around the world. 💛 pic.twitter.com/45mNtY15Uu— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) April 21, 2023
Wirral side Tranmere Rovers opened their gates at Prenton Park to local Muslims for Eid.
"#EidMubarak to all of those celebrating around the world! We were proud to host Eid Prayers for the local community this morning. More than a football club," it tweeted.
Even the football association of the Oceania island state Fiji, home to a small Muslim population, wished Muslims a happy Eid.
"EID GREETINGS | May this Eid bring you joy, peace and prosperity. Eid Mubarak!" Fiji Football Association tweeted.
Last Eid, Blackburn Rovers - one of the founding members of the English Football League - opened Ewood Park to Muslim fans, giving them the chance to pray on the pitch for the first time.
This year, the East Lancashire side hosted the first-ever iftar at a football club in the UK on a matchday.
The club in Blackburn, a town with a large Muslim population, also celebrated Eid with a message to fans.
"Eid-ul-Fitr Mubarak to those following countries where the new crescent moon has been sighted. Hope you have a lovely Eid tomorrow from everyone at Blackburn Rovers Football Club," it tweeted.
Honoured to host the first ever Iftar event on a match day in the UK at my beloved @Rovers 💙🤍— Tez (@tezilyas) April 20, 2023
Shame about the late equaliser, but what an unforgettable evening 🙌🏽
Big up @yasirsufi and everyone at Rovers for their efforts to connect with the community 💚 pic.twitter.com/Mh89WiEQ94