The best and funniest football-related tweets of the week, featuring Peter Crouch’s retirement, Steve Bruce going to Newcastle, Roy Keane being Roy Keane, and the USWNT are still making waves following their World Cup win.
There are few players as beloved and unique as Peter Crouch, whose gangly features, height and style of play were as eye-catching as they were effective.
The former Liverpool and Burnley striker gained even more fans off the field with his dry, self-deprecating humour on Twitter, but this week it was everyone else’s turn to show their appreciation and have a cheeky joke at his expense.
Tributes poured in for the beanpole striker after he announced his retirement from football this week.
— Marten de Roon (@Dirono) July 12, 2019
Crouch’s legacy will live on in perpetuity.
Peter Crouch has scored 1.04% of all headed goals in Premier League history.
— Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) July 12, 2019
Meanwhile in north London:
Newcastle United close in on their next manager.
The only circumstances in which Newcastle United should be paying £1m to get Steve Bruce is if it's 1995.
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) July 10, 2019
The People’s Manager.
“Do you want to collect piss for a living like this guy?”
roy keane – wasted in football pic.twitter.com/9ckUyXDgMc
— Ken Early (@kenearlys) July 11, 2019
The 20 year challenge.
— ً (@statutos__) July 10, 2019
Who wants to be the one to break it to him?
Good afternoon gentlemen I hope you had a good night. dg https://t.co/JAgzpXX0Wo
— David Gold (@davidgold) July 7, 2019
Imagine if more footballers spoke like this?
Anderson: "There's a good chance the president is watching this interview or will watch this interview. What is your message to the president?"@mPinoe paused, thought about it, then looked straight into the camera and said this.pic.twitter.com/og4vHQqBP6
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 10, 2019
If you know, you know.
mom, dad? I need to tell you something. I greet fans. https://t.co/sFTw6SdqBv
— Amanda Richards (@amandakater) July 8, 2019
But sure look, we can’t be letting them get fair pay all the same.
me explaining to my boyfriend why equal pay makes actually no sense AT ALL !! pic.twitter.com/eCBSD25YTK
— Eva Victor (@evavictor) July 7, 2019
He must not have seen much of Dundalk so…
“Dundalk is a beautiful city” – Riga must be a complete dump altogether https://t.co/3kfciC020Q
— Ronan Coleman (@coleman_ronan) July 9, 2019