Fulham have reinstated David Hamilton as their matchday announcer at Craven Cottage following a fan backlash and a tabloid newspaper campaign.

The former Radio One DJ was sacked after ten years in the job as Fulham wanted somebody who could generate a more raucous atmosphere behind the microphone. But replacement Dominic Frisby lasted just one game as the club made a quick u-turn as 87% of respondents to a Sun poll demanded that Hamilton be brought back.

Hamilton said: “I’d like to thank The Sun and it’s army of readers, and all Fulham fans for their support. They helped me return to the job I love at the club which I’ve always loved.”

A Fulham statement read: “The Sun’s campaign obtained the backing of the majority of our supporters who expressed a view. “In response to that backing, the club will be welcoming David back to the mike at Craven Cottage for the rest of the season.”