From Belle Vue boy to Keepmoat King.
Arguably one of the most recognisable pop star’s in the World at the moment, Tomlinson has linked up with former Rovers chairman John Ryan in a move that has courted global attention.
From Ireland to Italy, Tomlinson’s – and Doncaster Rovers’ – appeal is clearly wide-spreading and the member of One Direction who has swapped the terraces for the Directors Lounge has spoken of his journey thus far.
“I’ve supported the club since I was a young boy. I went to my first Doncaster Rovers game when I was ten years old,” he said.
“My best memory of Rovers is the incredible cup run we had; beating Aston Villa, beating Manchester City on penalties and eventually going out to Arsenal on penalties. For Doncaster Rovers that was a great achievement.
“I’ve grown up watching them from Belle Vue to the Keepmoat Stadium. To be given the opportunity to make a difference is massive for me and it’s great to be involved.”
From a Rovers perspective, it was a successful day for the Club in social media circles with thousands of people hitting ‘Like’ and ‘Retweet’ buttons across channels such as Facebook and Twitter, respectively, following the announcement of the takeover and subsequent campaign.
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