Man City, United and Celtic had the best responses to Twitter's new 280-character limit

Twitter has confirmed the roll out of an expanded 280-character limit for tweets after a brief trial, writes Stephen Barry.

While there has been a mixed reaction from users online (briefly summarised as 'Edit button please'), football clubs have been quick to make use of the doubled space.

Many shared legendary club moments alongside the original commentary - best of the bunch being Manchester City's effort.

Their cross-city rivals United joked that the extra space would allow them to expand a fan-favourite hashtag.

It was perfect timing for Celtic, who were struggling to summarise their British-record 63-game unbeaten domestic run.

Borussia Monchengladbach once renamed themselves 'A German Team' on Twitter after a Scottish pub couldn't spell their name before a trip to Parkhead.

They need worry no longer.

Others used the new allowance to display their trophy cabinet.

Reading took time to remember the likes of Kevin Doyle, Stephen Hunt, Shane Long and Simon Cox from the 2006 record-breaking Championship-winning side (who got 106 points in a season).

There were songs too.

Although traditionalists Brighton were happy to stick to the old limit.

In basketball, the National Basketball Referees Association were delighted with the opportunity to advance the sporting discourse...

However, the change was perhaps best summed up by a would-be Roy Keane quote.


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