The funniest tweets from the world of football this past week, featuring Scotland reaching Euro 2020, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang feuding with Toni Kroos over silly celebrations, the return of Gunnersaurus, and Northern Ireland’s baptism machine.
Scotland qualified for their first major tournament since 1998, although goalkeeper David Marshall had to make absolutely sure his penalty save was allowed.
Nothing is more Scottish than something good finally happening and having to check that it’s definitely happened before allowing yourself to enjoy it pic.twitter.com/oCeloqcZQw
— Oldfirmfacts (@Oldfirmfacts1) November 12, 2020
The loveliest thing about that wasn’t David Marshall pulling off the biggest save of his life, it was him checking to see if it was ok before daring to celebrate pic.twitter.com/SvJf3vo01N
— Si Lloyd (@SmnLlyd5) November 12, 2020
David Marshall got all the plaudits, but please recognise who the real hero is here.
I believe in in my powers. Well done Scotland I’m inviting you all to my private Scottish Island for more inspiration Lamb Island. ❤️ Uri pic.twitter.com/3bjh9hRiwr
— Uri Geller (@TheUriGeller) November 12, 2020
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The Scots went absolutely mental at home.
We don't know if you've heard, but Thursday night was a bit special.
While there weren't #scenes in the stands, there certainly were in living rooms around Scotland.
Unless you're the fella in the last clip… 😅#NoScotlandNoParty pic.twitter.com/re1Vwgk9zI
— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) November 14, 2020
Naturally some of them hit the streets too.
— Stacey Devlin (@StaceyDevlinxxx) November 12, 2020
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Free gaff at Nicola’s?
— Callum Paterson (@Callump7) November 13, 2020
Next year’s Euros are going to be fun, I think.
🎶 David Marshall 🎶#NoScotlandNoParty pic.twitter.com/8amIKiTWrF
— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) November 13, 2020
Andy Murray went on a rampage afterwards.
would hate to be andy murray’s neighbours 😳 pic.twitter.com/tL6GvNuaUW
— james. (@james__avfc) November 12, 2020
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Remember remember, the 12th of Movember.
Two tashes off to the euros pic.twitter.com/lWYTYlITsy
— Oli McBurnie (@oli_mcburnie) November 13, 2020
There’s a wider benefit to Scotland qualifying.
Allowing Scotland to qualify for Euro 2020 was the best way to accelerate a vaccine, every lad from Gretna to Wick will be cracking out his chemistry textbook if it means they can call Harry Kane a bawbag come June 18th.
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) November 12, 2020
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Even the English can be happy for them, until they meet next summer of course.
Congratulations Scotland !
I know you hate us but I was pleased for you 😂😂
— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) November 12, 2020
Northern Ireland fans were allowed attend their Euro 2020 playoff with Slovakia, but they took every precaution ahead of kick-off.
The ‘disinfecting pod’ here at Windsor Park welcomes some of the 1000 Northern Ireland fans allowed inside for tonight’s huge Euro qualifying play-off final v Slovakia. pic.twitter.com/l7XhDAc8Kx
— Dan Roan (@danroan) November 12, 2020
It’s a trap!
Haha! Gotcha! That’s actually a baptism! Welcome to Catholicism. https://t.co/O6UIraLtm8
— Jake de Búrca (@workofbourke) November 13, 2020
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Toni Kroos started a beef with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after saying the striker’s mask celebrations were silly.
By the way
Does this @ToniKroos have Kids?
Just to remember i did it for my son few Times and i will do it again
I wish you have Kids one day and make them happy like this Junior School pupils Talk 🙏🏽👊🏽 and don’t Forget #maskon #staysafe 🤡bis https://t.co/J4ZF1XGlsU
— Aubameyang P-E (@Aubameyang7) November 12, 2020
The Real Madrid midfielder tried his best to come back at him…
THIS Toni Kroos has 3 Kids😘 https://t.co/7OTx9KS0pj
— Toni Kroos (@ToniKroos) November 12, 2020
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But the Arsenal striker can’t be beaten, not online anyway.
Send @ToniKroos congratulations for his 3 Kids cordially your Batman and Robin https://t.co/JUOYPhuC0X
— Aubameyang P-E (@Aubameyang7) November 12, 2020
Plus he found back up in the form of his Arsenal teammate.
The best goal celebration! ⚽💥 @Aubameyang7 pic.twitter.com/A9QePDLwCL
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) November 12, 2020
In the end, it was Kroos who comes out looking the sillier of the two.
Kroos and Aubameyang pic.twitter.com/tDY9U7jPr2
— Omar Momani (@omomani) November 13, 2020
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At least we got to see the return of Gunnersaurus this week.
Back at Emirates Stadium today 👍 pic.twitter.com/NF7FcNWYhI
— Gunnersaurus (@Gunnersaurus) November 10, 2020
Although it was tinged with sadness all the same.
Gunnersaurus – Time for some clarity and closure pic.twitter.com/sGqSb4T3q8
— Daniel Quy (@daniel_quy) November 13, 2020
Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea for Mo Salah to be in the thick of it at his brother’s wedding in the middle of a pandemic.
— football images that precede unfortunate events (@CursedFootball) November 13, 2020
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This thread about finding a last minute replacement for the MLS Supporters’ Shield is brilliant.
This is the story of how a Captain America shield, complete with 150 lb force magnet, became the Supporters' Shield.
I'm told the true, forged by the supporters Shield didn't arrive from LA in time, so the @PhilaUnion got creative. pic.twitter.com/nld62pyGzi
— Andrew Wiebe (@andrew_wiebe) November 9, 2020
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