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Ford announcement most-liked on Instagram

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The announcement of George Ford's return to Leicester Tigers has become the club's most-liked post on Instagram.

Tigers yesterday confirmed they have completed the signing of George Ford from Bath Rugby for the start of the 2017/18 season. Freddie Burns will travel in the opposite direction to join his hometown club.

The photo, taken by Getty Images, of Ford in action for England against Australia during the autumn internationals is the first Tigers post on Instagram to be liked more than 4,000 times. It has also had the most comments of any Tigers Instagram post. Click here to see the post.

It overtook an image of Manu Tuilagi warming up with the squad at Welford Road in November as he made his comeback from injury, which received 3,300 likes. Click here to see the image.

Tigers, meanwhile, are approaching 60,000 followers on the image and video-sharing social media channel. Click here to like Tigers on Instagram.

The announcement of Ford’s return next season has generated huge interest across Tigers’ other social media platforms.
Tigers’ posts on Facebook generated more than 4,000 reactions, almost 600 shares and hundreds of comments while the news on Twitter was retweeted almost 400 times and received more than 750 likes.

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