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An American woman is being called the Queen of East Belfast by football fans here after she was accidentally caught up in celebrations of an iconic Irish League victory.
When Chris Morgan scored a dramatic title-deciding winner for Glentoran against Linfield in 2005 it became known as Morgan Day.
On Thursday night, a 33-year-old from Oklahoma whose name is Morgan Day was inadvertently tweeted by Glens fans wishing people a happy 15th anniversary of Morgan Day at The Oval.
It escalated from the Oval to Oklahoma, Morgan's become a social media sensation and is loving her new-found fame.
The digital marketer has been speaking to Q Radio from her home in Oklahoma City...
🎥 Meet Morgan Day the American ⚽️ fans here are calling the Queen of East Belfast— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) April 24, 2020
It’s after she joined 15th anniversary social media celebrations of Chris Morgan's iconic title-deciding winner for @Glentoran v Linfield on what became known as ‘Morgan Day’@morganday has more pic.twitter.com/1HiySgzcAQ
Morgan took to Twitter to accept her coronation as East Belfast royalty...
A sports thing happened 15 years ago today involving my name #MorganDay (and perhaps a chicken?) and somehow, internet strangers have decided I am now their queen.— Morgan Day (@morganday) April 23, 2020
Whatever it is, I fully support them. Go team! 🏅📣 pic.twitter.com/odh5sEDwh8
The Glens added a bit of colour to City Hall to mark the occasion...
#MorganDay 💚👑— Glentoran FC (@Glentoran) April 23, 2020
Belfast City Hall lit up tonight to mark the appointment of East Belfast’s new Queen, @morganday. pic.twitter.com/eSemyLcwiq
Morgan didn't have long to wait to wear the famous red, green and black.
She's received an express delivery from a lifelong Glenman based in her town town - Alan White.
📸👏 | A huge thank you to Alan White originally from East Belfast who moved to Oklahoma in 1995.— Glentoran FC (@Glentoran) April 24, 2020
Life long Glenman....who took the Ballymacarrett GSC bus to away matches in the late 80's and early 90's. RESPECT for doing this! #MorganDay 💚🐓 pic.twitter.com/Ae9kezVqvs
🎥 Update: Newly-crowned US Queen of East Belfast @morganday presented with her royal colours RGB. Doing the honours in Oklahoma was @Glentoran fan Alan White @graveldoc who lives there#MorganDay story https://t.co/boX2EdCtC7— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) April 24, 2020
Here’s the Queen’s speech: pic.twitter.com/YWhXcewKiX
Glentoran fans have a chance to relive memories of the big day - Morgan Day - on Saturday afternoon.
Glens TV, 3pm kick-off ...
LIGHTS 🏟️— Glentoran FC (@Glentoran) April 24, 2020
The stage is set and the Oval is ready as Glentoran prepare to take on Linfield. GlensTV at 15:00 tomorrow 👉 https://t.co/IUwL2ktL50 #MorganDay #ShirtOnSaturday 💚🐓 pic.twitter.com/RT1odKrgUx