The funniest and best football-related tweets, featuring a furious football vlogger, VAR, Shane Duffy’s forehead of doom, John Barnes, Serge Gnabry and Rene Higuita.
There’s a lot going on in the football world right now, with the transfer market a hive of activity in the last month, while international football is the busiest it’s probably ever been, with the Fifa Women’s World Cup, Copa America, African Cup of Nations and Uefa U21 Euros all taking place at the same time.
Domestic football is out of sight and out of mind. So that’s why the organisers of the League Cup had to do something big to grab some attention. They got their best people together to brainstorm and come up with something original, left-of-centre and truly groundbreaking. And they came up with John Barnes and Ray Parlour doing the first round draw in a supermarket.
Yes, that really happened (as you’ll see for yourself when you scroll down). A tertiary football competition sponsored by a rancid energy drink rolled out a Liverpool legend and an Arsenal hero for a draw in June. JUNE. In a f*cking supermarket.
Oh, AFC Wimbledon got MK Dons in case you wondering.
First up, a contender for video of the year.
Quite possibly the best moment in football vlogging history: pic.twitter.com/Dw9j9S0C83
— Cai ??????? (@Caibo_) June 19, 2019
VAR is winning people over, I see.
— Mac (@Tweetgood_Mac) June 19, 2019
When every solution is Shane Duffy’s forehead, every problem is a football.
No problem ? https://t.co/F6klxySTBi
— Shane Duffy (@shaneduffy) June 17, 2019
This pug can recreate classic football moments for a nominal fee.
Pickfords made a mess of it…… and it comes to Origi!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/jgJCnj2Va4
— Mr. T (@TweetsByMrT) June 19, 2019
Not sure if I love or hate John Barnes announcing the League Cup draw in a supermarket.
— Carabao Cup (@Carabao_Cup) June 20, 2019
Why are these watermelons such a good metaphor for Real Madrid?
Real Madrid after spending 303 Mill. € in 2 weeks pic.twitter.com/x5HFb2cGBY
— 8-2 (@madridizmoo) June 21, 2019
Who doesn’t love putting it top bins?
Another fantastic performance in a big game from Peas @EleanorRdoyle topped off with this strike against Wexford last night which puts us 8 points clear of current champions in the @SoHotelsIreland @FAI_WNL @mickoshea100 @SoccRepublic pic.twitter.com/HDEvLjxvQ0
— Peamount Utd FC (@peamountutd) June 16, 2019
Does this count as a trophy for Arsenal?
— Héctor Bellerín (@HectorBellerin) June 22, 2019
Once you see it, you can’t unsee it.
George W Bush with the hair of Mick McCarthy. pic.twitter.com/pbfhzkeXDw
— Football Manager Hair on Politicians (@visualsatire) June 21, 2019
Take a moment to remember Rene Higuita, the most gloriously mental goalkeeper of all time.
— The Goalkeepers' Union Podcast (@GKUnion) June 19, 2019