League Two winners Swindon carry out a socially-distanced trophy lift

Is this what Liverpool can expect? Swindon become first English side to carry out a socially-distanced trophy lift as they celebrate winning League Two without their fans in County Ground

  • Swindon Town’s players lifted the League Two trophy on Friday morning 
  • The club were declared champions in early June via the points-per-game system 
  • The players maintained distancing as Dion Conroy and Mathieu Baudry lifted it
  • Crewe Alexandra and Plymouth Argyle will also join Swindon in League One 

Swindon Town may have just shown Liverpool the way to celebrate their Premier League title after becoming the first English side to carry out a socially-distanced trophy lift.

Swindon could finally celebrate being crowned champions of League Two on Friday but had to carry them out without their fans in the County Ground.

And despite the absence of supporters, a video on the club’s official Twitter page showed the players beaming and displaying their joy in style.

League Two champions Swindon Town lifted the League Two trophy on Friday morning

Champagned flowed as captain Dion Conroy and deputy Mathieu Baudry lifted the silverware

Champagne flowed as captain Dion Conroy and deputy Mathieu Baudry lifted the League Two trophy, before the whole squad took a knee in front of the silverware to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

But the squad maintained social distancing and maintained hygienic practices and showed Liverpool the circumstances in which they will have to lift their first league title in 30 years.

Swindon were officially declared champions earlier this month after it was decided a points-per-game system would be used to decide the final standings.  

They lost 2-0 at home to Forest Green Rovers on March 7 and sat second behind Crewe in the table with a game in hand when the season was paused due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

But the players maintained social distancing and showed Liverpool how they will have to do it

The players also took the knee to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement

They had 10 fixtures remaining but the points-per-game system was eventually decided upon as the way to declare final positions.

As a result, Richie Wellens’ men were joined by runners-up Crewe Alexandra and third-placed Plymouth Argyle in being promoted to League One.

They will be joined by either Exeter City or Northampton Town, with the League Two play-off final set to take place at Wembley on Monday evening.

This is the third time that the club has topped this league’s table after similar successes in the 2011-12 and 1985-86 seasons.

This is the third time that the club has topped this league’s table after 1986 and 2012




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