Incredible Scenes As Algerian Side USM Annaba Gain Promotion
It's that time of the year when the beauty of promotion and the pain of relegation are in the air. There's definitely no better way to celebrate the former than the amazing sights in Algeria.
The regular season in the Championship ends tomorrow with Cardiff City and Fulham still battling for the final automatic promotion place, although down at the bottom it's even more exciting.
However no matter what happens in the games between Reading and Cardiff and Fulham and Birmingham, with both the opposition sides still in a relegation fight, nothing is likely to come close to the scenes in Algeria.
Third division side USM Annaba, who are one of the county's biggest clubs, found themselves in the third tier of football but their 50,000 seater stadium definitely tells a story that they should really be operating at a higher level.
A win in their last game of the season on Friday night earned them promotion to the second tier in the north Africa country and kicked off scenes that you would never see in England, or most other places for that matter:
In England fans show their passion and support in a different way...
Hundreds Of Hartlepool Fans Dress As Clowns For Final Away Game Of The Season
Hartlepool fans have continued one of lower league football's most iconic traditions by dressing up as clowns for their final away game of the season.
In years gone by, Pools fans have dressed as Star Wars' Stormtroopers and Smurfs, but this year they strapped on the famous clown outfit to watch their side win 2-1 at Prenton Park.
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It was quite the sight when Liam Donnelly and Rhys Oats scored for the away side. Hundreds of men and women in multicoloured wigs and face paint danced up and down as they celebrated an unexpected win over second place Tranmere.
Clearly the luck of the clown helped Matthew Bates' side on this occasion.
Here are some of the best reactions from social media.
They certainly caused a stir when they arrived at the train station this morning.
Now stop clowning around Hartlepool and gain promotion to the Football League next season.
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