From 3pm last Friday, footballers, clubs and thousands of supporters logged off social platforms for the Bank Holiday weekend.
It came after several high-profile examples of unacceptable abuse levelled at sportspeople online, with many criticising the lack of measures taken by social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The boycott ended at 11.59pm on Monday.
Posh posted immediately, announcing their boycott had ended. Their statement read: "We know that you wanted to see us celebrate our success on social media, however, there was something bigger than promotion that we wanted to be part of", adding that "it was vitally important that we used our voice to help drive change".
They were also finally able to celebrate promotion to the Championship, after having to wait to do so since confirming second place in a thrilling clash with Lincoln City on Saturday.
League One Player of the Season Jonson Clarke-Harris, who scored the equalising goal in the 96th minute, took to Twitter at five minutes past midnight to celebrate the result.
WE ARE GOING UP ✅ pic.twitter.com/3XUyc4kbdU— jonson clarke-harris (@ClarkeHarris) May 3, 2021
Goalkeeper Josef Bursik, who joined the team on loan when first-team keeper Christy Pym was injured at the beginning of April, waited until this morning to add his thoughts. His crucial penalty save against Charlton took Posh only one win away from automatic promotion with three games left to play.
Where do I start?! What a way to do it, the emotions we all felt on Saturday definitely weren’t good for our health but we did it! WE ARE GOING UP!!! I want to thank every single fan who supported me from the first day, it means everything. Your support got us over the line! 1/2— Josef Bursik (@BursikJoe) May 4, 2021
Joe Ward was one of the players who went out to celebrate with fans when promotion was confirmed. He scored the opening goal in the previous game against Doncaster.
Jack Taylor was almost nonchalant in letting his followers know what the weekend had held.
So this happened over the weekend... 💙 pic.twitter.com/uk2Xh2Pmi3— Jack Taylor (@jackootaylor) May 4, 2021
Meanwhile, Sammie Szmodics has been responding to Twitter users after the controversial penalty decision during injury time, when he was deemed to be fouled by Anthony Scully in the area. Lincoln City have reportedly received an apology for the decision.
Nah pal just ended up in the bar with a pint and a promotion banner 😌 https://t.co/g5JAdAO1Za— Sam Szmodics (@SamSzmodics) May 4, 2021
Champagne celebrations for the last home game of the season means that the pressure is off for the final away fixture against Doncaster.