Celtic fans were understandably active on Twitter on Thursday night, following news that captain Scott Brown had signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2018.
Brown, 29, joined Celtic from Hibernian in 2007 for £4.4 million, and has since made almost 300 appearances for the Scottish champions, scoring 30 goals over the past eight seasons.
The Scotland international's old deal was set to expire at the end of the current campaign, and he revealed his delight at extending his stint at Parkhead to the club's official website.
“It’s an absolute privilege to extend my contract with Celtic, a brilliant football club and with such incredible supporters. This is a place that I call home," he said.
“Being Celtic captain is a tremendous honour and it is a role which I cherish dearly. The team is in a great place just now and we’re all right behind the manager and the backroom team as they build for the future.
“I will do all I can with the manager and all the players at the club to deliver the success which our supporters deserve.”
An obvious Parkhead favourite, here's a sampling of how fans reacted to the midfielder extending his stint with the Hoops.
Broony extends his contract. Brilliant work @celticfc.— South Wales No1 CSC (@SouthWales1CSC) November 20, 2014
Great see Scott Brown staying put— Robbie Mc Connell (@robbiemc85) November 20, 2014
4 more years. 4 more years. 4 more years.— Jinky Johnstone (@Jinky71) November 20, 2014
BROOOOOOOOOOOOOOONY!!!!!— Robert Paterson (@madbhoab) November 20, 2014
Greats news about broony signing a new deal an also getting a testimonial— paul the tim (@paulthetim) November 20, 2014
Broony is a guy who just gets Celtic completely. “Being Celtic captain is a tremendous honour and it is a role which I cherish dearly."— jake the snake (@celticservant) November 20, 2014
YESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BROONY BHOY MY SON! happy days :$!!— TonyBoland! (@TonyBoland88) November 20, 2014
Delighted with Scott Browns statement tonight, Peter pulls that night before the AGM too..— Rory Cavanagh (@rcanagh) November 20, 2014
Delighted at Broony's new deal... scary thats been 7 years though! He has played in Glasgow 5 years longer than Sevco!— Dominic Hughes (@_AlphaForce_) November 20, 2014
Wasn't always a fan of Broony, but if ever the armband made a boy into a Captain, he's the guy.— TheGlassCutter (@TheGlassCutter) November 20, 2014
Can't believe there's still an element who don't like Brown. Our team is always worse when he's not in it. Delighted he's signed a new deal.— Bishop Crosas CSC (@BishopCrosasCSC) November 20, 2014