The funniest tweets from the world of football this past week, featuring the reaction to Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk’s injury, Marcus Rashford’s bid to end child hunger, the link between Grand Theft Auto and Leeds United, and Wilfried Zaha channelling his inner Peter Griffin.
The fallout from Van Dijk’s injury became increasingly outlandish.
Feel for Liverpool, the first team ever to be on the end of a wrong decision ☹️😡something must be done
— Jacob Steinberg (@JacobSteinberg) October 19, 2020
Same energy. pic.twitter.com/yufojYXkdr
— Richie McCormack (@RichieMcCormack) October 19, 2020
Klopp on Van Dijk: “We will wait for him like a good wife is waiting when the husband is in jail.”
— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) October 19, 2020
Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford scored the winner against PSG in the Champions League, gained countrywide supports for his free meals campaign, and put MPs in their place. All in a week’s work.
Blown away by news of local businesses stepping up to fill the voucher scheme deficit during the October half term. Selflessness, kindness, togetherness, this is the England I know 🏴
Add #ENDCHILDFOODPOVERTY to your tweets so I can track them. I will share as many as I can ♥️
— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) October 22, 2020
At least turn on your comments and let me respond Steve. I very much welcome conversation on this. https://t.co/ly329QWMOp
— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) October 21, 2020
Rashford has just bodied PSG and is using his day off to tell MPs to switch on their location. What a man. And people worried he was too nice in front of goal…
— Carl Anka (@Ankaman616) October 21, 2020
Leeds United’s win over Aston Villa provided us with the only stat that matters this week.
This is the first time Leeds have been in the PL top three since Grand Theft Auto: Vice City came out pic.twitter.com/56RwJmOUv4
— Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) October 23, 2020
Wilfried Zaha’s just a family guy.
Same energy 🤷🏿♂️ pic.twitter.com/x1mKqzqN7j
— Wilfried Zaha (@wilfriedzaha) October 24, 2020
The internet did its thing and quickly turned this Spurs lineup into a meme.
— gnat (@dotnathandot) October 19, 2020
It led to a rare Four Non Blondes reference on the timeline.
And so I wake in the morning and I step outside, and I take a deep breath and I get real high and I scream from the top of my lungs “What's going on?", and I say pic.twitter.com/dvqEidhDde
— Josh (@josh_hops) October 18, 2020
Man United were lucky not to concede a penalty against Chelsea.
We've got away with that. Maguire's headlocking Azpiliqueta as if he's a Greek police officer
— Pøgba Senior (@TheSaItIsHere) October 24, 2020
Are we sure that proposed European Premier League is as elite as they think it is?
Reminder that Shakhtar travelled without 10 first team players due to COVID, their coach said it was a "nightmare situation" for them pre-game.
— Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) October 21, 2020
There’s a third generation of footballer produced by the Wright family tree? Must be something in the gene pool.
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) October 23, 2020
A work of art.
Likes and RT’s appreciated! pic.twitter.com/8gtawkJ6Ng
— dan (@hardmandesign) October 20, 2020