The best and funniest football-related tweets of the week, featuring N’Golo Kante’s heat map, Raheem Sterling’s tribute to the moon landing and Mesut Ozil’s attempt to be more like Megan Rapinoe.
Ah, pre-season. When trophies are handed out, but the football is meaningless. When everyone gets way over-excited about a new signing scoring a hat-trick against some non-league outfit. Or have a meltdown about losing to some second-rate Indonesian side.
It’s the bit you have to go through before getting to the real thing, a bit like mock exams. They’re a necessary evil to prepare for the real challenge ahead, but feel so unnecessary and pointless at the same time.
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Who knew Sterling was such a fan of the moon landing?
Probably no better tribute than my penalty today for #Apollo50th .. ?? Clearly not the best I had, congrats to Wolves for the #PLAsiaTrophy tho. thanks China for the warm welcome ??? pic.twitter.com/pW0627sUFk
— Raheem Sterling (@sterling7) July 20, 2019
Looking at this is giving me a headache yet I can’t look away.
Don’t get in Zlatan’s way.
Major. League. Zlatan.
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) July 20, 2019
No, literally, do not get in his way, or there will be consequences.
Don't get in Zlatan's way ? pic.twitter.com/D4QiU4eQnY
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 20, 2019
The Champions League is BACK, baby.
Pre match entertainment in Riga. Ministry of Sound effort pic.twitter.com/3ir2wxpzHe
— Paul O'Hehir (@paulohehir) July 17, 2019
Sounds as annoying as it looks.
Pretty sure the defender dislocated his entire self trying to win the ball here:
— CHAMP19NS (@PaulFoz) July 14, 2019
That wasn’t even the biggest jersey gaffe this week.
When Paddy Power were brainstorming this embarrassing Huddersfield Town kit launch to get them loads of attention and mockery, they weren't banking on Newcastle announcing Steve Bruce as their new head coach about quarter of an hour later.
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) July 17, 2019
Newcastle United’s former manager is getting on well in his new job, though.
— Yixin Li (@SoccerYixin) July 17, 2019
Is it just me or does Mesut Özil now look like he should be a James Bond villain?
*Watches Megan Rapinoe once* https://t.co/VbpW3qtBPX
— Zito (@_Zeets) July 17, 2019
Megan Rapinoe: footballer, world champion, class act.
She’s getting slaughtered in a 15 second clip. Try this.pic.twitter.com/VxBzaOiVvj
— Steven Dow (@aFootballMan) July 13, 2019
Another classy operator:
— Héctor Bellerín (@HectorBellerin) July 16, 2019
This is the crossover we need, not the one we deserve.
“This father and son team are about to ask the Dragons for £150,000 for a 50% share in their sportswear business. Let’s see how they get on.” pic.twitter.com/hdJQJUmKk2
— Daley (@DaleyAFC) July 16, 2019
You have to say, the Arsenal content has been top notch this week.
— Josh (@UtdJL) July 16, 2019
If you haven’t heard Berba analyse his own goals, you need to follow him on Instagram ASAP.
Listening to Dimitar Berbatov narrate his goal against Chelsea is something everybody needs to experience. pic.twitter.com/pTBICfUCFz
— Ball Street (@BallStreet) July 13, 2019
Hands down, the best football photo of the week:
— Rory Houston (@roryhouston) July 15, 2019
And for the context to that, watch this:
Some unsavoury scenes after the game in the UCD Bowl as Conor Kearns celebrated in front of the Bohs fans. The UCD 'keeper had to wait to make his exit as objects were thrown while the referee was also delayed. pic.twitter.com/09FoJyBXuR
— Soccer Republic (@SoccRepublic) July 16, 2019
And read this.