Sheffield United fan's Owls confession goes viral, with admission dividing opinion

The post has been viewed more than 850,000 times and sparked over 300 comments
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A Sheffield United fan's secret confession about the Owls has gone viral, with their actions dividing opinion on social media.

The Blades supporter opened up anonymously on the popular @fesshole account on X, formerly Twitter, about their extreme response to a gift for their young son.

A Sheffield United fan's confession about the Owls has gone viral on social media. File photos show Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday fansA Sheffield United fan's confession about the Owls has gone viral on social media. File photos show Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday fans
A Sheffield United fan's confession about the Owls has gone viral on social media. File photos show Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday fans
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They wrote: "I'm a Sheffield United fan. My wife bought my toddler son a pair of socks with cartoon owls on a blue background. "They're just owls, nothing to do with Sheffield Wednesday," she said.

"After changing my son, I didn't put the socks in the wash basket but binned them instead."

The post had been viewed more than 850,000 times, as of Wednesday afternoon, generating over 300 comments - most in support but others insisting the fan had gone too far.

One person commented: "I remove 'Wednesday' from all my calendars and replace with 'the Day before Thursday'. Blue and white is a totally unacceptable colour combination in any circumstances. I may also be prone to exaggeration. Up the Blades!"

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Another person wrote: "This doesn't seem like much of a fess, more like correct parenting."

And a third person said: "I’m all for this level of pettiness. You definitely made the correct decision. Even some Sheffield Wednesday fans approved, with one Owl writing: "Even as a Wednesdayite I think this is acceptable behaviour. I won’t buy any product/service from any company that sponsors the other lot." But not everyone approved, with another person commenting: "Throwing away socks that a child in poverty could've used? That's nearly as shameful as being a Sheffield United fan."

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