The best and funniest tweets from the world of football this week, featuring Manchester United’s exit from the Champions League, the Manchester Derby, Demba Ba giving the fourth official a piece of his mind, and Romelu Lukaku unintentionally blocking Inter’s path to the knockout stages.
The week got off to a terrible start for Man united when they got dumped out of the Champions League by RB Leipzig.
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) December 8, 2020
Although Paul Pogba put in a miraculously good performance right after his agent dropped a bombshell the weekend before.
When they tell you that you have to keep playing for United vs when your agent says that you'll be leaving soon pic.twitter.com/hbgNAMFvTn
— Zito (@_Zeets) December 8, 2020
Ole said what now?
I JUST SPAT OUT MY WATER😂😂😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/DBu5NWvwjH
— . (@tashaaa2000) December 8, 2020
Good to see the fans are keeping things in perspective at least.
This is a “masterclass” on internet fans overreaction theatre. About 8 weeks in between pic.twitter.com/1sSgEeWWwm
— Dodge 😷 (@seidodge) December 9, 2020
The result had Man City sweating for a few days, though…
Every time Solskjaer has a shocker he almost immediately pulls a big win out of the bag… pic.twitter.com/nKLMjzrbrJ
— Steven (@StevenMcinerney) December 8, 2020
But the Manchester Derby was a goalless borefest in the end.
This is exactly what "elite" soccer was like in 2007. Congrats to everyone who made it through that.
— Ryan O'Hanlon (@rwohan) December 12, 2020
Istanbul Basaksehir and PSG took a stand against racism on Tuesday when the two teams walked off the pitch following alleged racism by the fourth official.
— İstanbul Başakşehir (@ibfk2014) December 8, 2020
Demba Ba became the unlikely hero of the week as a result.
Demba Ba is the hero that we need but don’t deserve.
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) December 8, 2020
Demba Ba is that uncle who goes outside at the sound of commotion and actually handles it. https://t.co/Ie5rm4s9fH
— Musa Okwonga (@Okwonga) December 8, 2020
An awkward moment for Uefa.
Imagine how small the fine will be if UEFA have to sanction *themselves* for racism…
— James Maw (@JamesTMaw) December 8, 2020
Meanwhile in Millwall, QPR did this:
Scored a screamer, ssh’d the Millwall fans and then took the knee. I now support QPR too. pic.twitter.com/XI3UyPjJ9s
— Liam Heath (@liamfheath) December 8, 2020
QPR players celebrating their goal by taking the knee in front of the Millwall fans??? Inject it!!!
— elliot ross (@elliot__ross) December 8, 2020
An excellent point on the ‘keep politics out of sport’ debate.
If anti-racism is ‘political’ and you don’t want political messages in football, then surely racism is political and you don’t want that in football either?
— Tim Stillman (@Stillberto) December 8, 2020
Poor Romelu Lukaku was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Romelu Lukaku save in the 89th minute of the #InterShakhtar match! ⚒⚒
— FC SHAKHTAR ENGLISH (@FCShakhtar_eng) December 11, 2020
— ً (@sctionn80) December 10, 2020
After smashing the Pride corner flag, this was great to see from Jamie Vardy.
How it started. How it’s going. pic.twitter.com/D7GImCD4om
— Foxes Pride 🦊🏳️🌈 (@FoxesPride) December 8, 2020
Marcelo Bielsa had no problem sharing his lineup well ahead of Friday’s game, although it didn’t stop them from losing to West Ham.
Reporter: Are you going to keep West Ham guessing?
Marcelo: No, here's my Starting XI… pic.twitter.com/xoCGD4JvyU
— Leeds United (@LUFC) December 9, 2020
Brother from another mother?
Gonna be heartbroken if I find out they didn't swap shirts.. pic.twitter.com/mHdasqXNXW
— Bilal Zafar (@Zafarcakes) December 11, 2020
told my boyfriend I had a bad day at work n that I wanted to see him n he says no he has a footy game😍sorry Neymar
— 🕊 (@abbierichardsnn) December 9, 2020
Everyone in Wales and Ireland breathes a huge sigh of relief.
— Wales 🏴 (@Cymru) December 7, 2020
People who just watch Prem football assume Non League is just no fans, bad pitches, poor technique and long ball football.
I think if they gave it a chance they’d be surprised by some of the standard and pace of the game and enjoy it more than they’d think
— Billy Jones (@BillyJones93) December 10, 2020
Farewell to Italy legend Paolo Rossi, who passed away aged 64 this week.
Ciao Paolo… I giocatori non dobrebbero andarsene prima degli allenatori
— Giovanni Trapattoni (@giovanni_iltrap) December 10, 2020