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Bristol Rovers fans carry billionaire owner to Queen Vic pub after club's promotion

It all got a bit carried away in Bristol yesterday after Rovers secured promotion to League One with just moments to spare of a pulsating season.

Lee Brown's 92nd minute goal was enough to snatch third place from Accrington Stanley and secure the Pirates' promotion in the most dramatic circumstances.

Billionaire owner Wael al-Qadi was not averse to getting involved in the celebrations with his fans as he was borne on their shoulders to the local pub - the Queen Vic - where the party continued after the game.

Mr Al-Qadi said he wasn't sure what was planned for him but he would be cancelling his flight home in anticipation of a long night.

The Al-Qadi family took control of the Pirates in February with the club outside the play-off places.

His unusual approach to football ownership caught the attention of many as he shook hands with the press and took selfies with fans on his first day at the club.

A run of ten wins in thirteen games dragged the team not only into the play-offs but beyond them and automatically into League One.

For many fans the emotions were too much to bear as the club made sure of back-to-back promotions.

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