Here are the best football tweets of the week, featuring the recent developments in Lionel Messi’s bid to leave the Nou Camp, Harry Maguire receiving his sentencing in Greece, the beloved Soccer Saturday getting their marching orders, and more.
The world has changed so much since Messi first signed for Barcelona.
Signed by napkin, left by fax. An analogue man in a digital world
— Ryan Baldi (@RyanBaldiFW) August 25, 2020
Messi's transfer request sounds awfully familiar pic.twitter.com/9TiPpJsUqb
— Si Lloyd (@SmnLlyd5) August 25, 2020
If he can’t sort out his contract issue with the club, who knows what lies ahead in his future?
If I were Messi I’d give up on football and learn coding, it’s the future
— Alex Stewart (@AFHStewart) August 25, 2020
It’s a global story, but you should always look for that local angle.
— Glasgow Live Sport (@GLiveSport) August 25, 2020
The question is: where to next?
“Why I’m Joining The Athletic,” by Leo Messi.
— Joe Sheehan (@joe_sheehan) August 25, 2020
Lionel Messi’s notorious hatred for paying tax surely means he has at least considered a move to Ireland
— kevin (@KevBeirne) August 25, 2020
No matter what he decides to do next, he has the backing of his mates.
Cuando acorralas a un tigre el no se rinde, el pelea!!!??????? pic.twitter.com/UnZsLNzI9S
— Arturo Vidal (@kingarturo23) August 25, 2020
Respeto y admiración, Leo. Todo mi apoyo, amigo.
— Carles Puyol (@Carles5puyol) August 25, 2020
— Euan McTear (@emctear) August 25, 2020
Meanwhile in Manchester, Harry Maguire learned his fate in a speedy Greek court case.
Another penalty for United https://t.co/nnh9FszFzw
— Billie (@Billie_T) August 25, 2020
The story took a lot of twists and turns.
I am in tears. This has gone from a fight in a pub to the plot of Taken ? https://t.co/fKHs5ZybIY
— Pøgba Senior (@TheSaItIsHere) August 25, 2020
The Man United captain will need to repair his reputation.
Live footage of Harry Maguire after his guilty verdict… pic.twitter.com/cG6z03D9ai
— Mad Roy Keane (@MadRoyKeane) August 25, 2020
At least his job is secure for now, unlike Phil Thompson, Charlie Nicholas and Matt Le Tissier at Sky Sports.
SACKING at Soccer Saturday….but WHICH way has it gone…?
— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) August 26, 2020
The new panel will raise a few eyebrows.
Is this the new Soccer Saturday panel? pic.twitter.com/TuonQSx0Vf
— Tim Stillman (@Stillberto) August 27, 2020
Pre-season has both started late and come around very quickly at the same time this year.
Ah, here it is – every year, without fail – the uniquely pre-season Impossibly Slow Goal-Celebration Jog. The slowest run the human body can break into. pic.twitter.com/7zvzuLNBqK
— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) August 25, 2020
So this is the fabled ‘United Way’.
Van De Beek transfer apparently ‘imminent’ so translated into Man United context that means another 3 weeks of price haggling for the deal to fall through and be abandoned. Can’t wait ??? pic.twitter.com/Vyo3vPUxDt
— Red_Flag (@Red_Flag_UTD) August 29, 2020
Wigan Athletic have started a brilliant campaign to try and save their club.
? The time is now to save OUR club…https://t.co/wicUgtWmjR
A campaign by @WiganAthSC
— Wigan Athletic (@LaticsOfficial) August 26, 2020
— Wigan Athletic SC (@WiganAthSC) August 28, 2020
Patrice Evra does not look right in a number 11 jersey.
Patrice Evra played for Step 7 Brentham FC yesterday!
The Middlesex County League side were beaten 3-2 by North Greenford Unitedpic.twitter.com/uyv1u1bOIH
— Ollie Bayliss (@Ollie_Bayliss) August 30, 2020
This one cut me deep.
men will say their music taste is elite and then their playlist will just be old fifa songs
— leah ?? (@xleah_robyn) August 27, 2020
The new Man City kit is… interesting.
"Who let Liam Gallagher design the new Manchester City kit? Come on people, someone let Liam Gallagher design the new Manchester City kit…" pic.twitter.com/RW14tce5YC
— MUNDIAL (H) (@MundialMag) August 27, 2020
I have no idea what to make of this video.
Kai Havertz Announcement Video ?
— Raf (@CFC_Raf) August 24, 2020
And finally, let’s end on a pun.
Armenia's famous Goods Vehicle Derby was sadly………..a non-starter pic.twitter.com/3AhVfHcQgZ
— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) August 24, 2020