While Twitter could be a great platform to voice opinions, it can also be a graveyard of old tweets that can crop up and cause immense embarrassment in the future and Arsenal’s latest signing learnt this the hard way.
Arsenal signed 20 year old Cohen Bramall from non-League side Hednesford Town for £40,000 last week. The youngster, a former factory worker, landed at the Emirates after greatly impressing manager Arsene Wenger.
When fans, out of natural curiosity, accessed the player’s Twitter to get to know their new Gunner, they were stunned to see a tweet which advised Man United haters to “suck out”.
Although many fans attributed this old incident to the player’s immaturity (understandably so, as he was just 15 then), some reactions probably prompted Bramall to delete his account itself.
Check out couple of Cohen’s interesting tweets and a screenshot of the current state of his Twitter account below!
West Ham Dimitri Payet rocked the footballing world after boss Slaven Bilic revealed that the midfielder has made the shocking decision to go on strike following the club’s refusal to sell him. The Frenchman’s unprecedented move comes after his former club Marseille’s £20 million offer was rejected by the Hammers.
Manager Slaven Bilic disappointingly said in his presser yesterday that Payet has stopped training with the team and won’t feature in the squad during Sunday’s crucial league fixture against Crystal Palace.
Payet, who renewed his contract worth £125,000 a week just last February, was quoted saying that he would “never kick a ball with the club again.”
While the club’s management is in damage control mode, the fans took to internet and absolutely slaughtered Payet’s Wikipedia page. The Hammers faithful understandably made their disgust towards the player felt by calling him a snake and some even questioned his credentials for finding a new home.
Check out some of the variations of Payet’s Wiki below –
Newcastle United has a reputation of recognizing talented youngsters and nurturing them into budding footballers. Apart from a modest football academy, the club’s scouts are also famous for spotting immense potential.
One signing for which Newcastle’s scouts deserve a raise has been Callum Roberts. The 19 year old winger, who was loaned out to Kilmarnock FC just three days ago on 9th January, made an instant impact and lived up to the hype around him during his new team’s 1-1 friendly draw with Gateshead FC.
After conceding early in the 18th minute, Kilmarnock were looking for an equaliser which never came despite several close chances. It was in the 36th minute when Roberts grabbed the limelight on his debut by curling home a sublime strike with his left foot from 25 yards out.
Check out the both the goals from the friendly fixture below-
The much-awaited African Cup of Nations is looming over the horizon and Senegal kicked off their pre-tournament friendly today by overpowering Congo 2-0. A goal each from Lazio’s Keita Balde and Osmanlispor’s Papa Ndiaye helped their nation pull off an emphatic win.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was previously quoted saying that he would miss the services of super striker Sadio Mane, and the club’s top scorer proved just why. The 18th minute of the game witnessed a powerfully sublime through ball by Sadio from the half line, which was so inch perfect that Keita’s effortless shot past the Congolese keeper left fans dancing.
The 24 year old has been a dream signing for Liverpool under Klopp’s watchful guidance, and is touted to prove himself as the most valuable player for Senegal, which a serious contender in the upcoming continental tournament.
Check out Sadio’s sublime through-ball assist below-
On-field performances of footballers are so minutely scrutinized that their talents off the field are frequently ignored. Who knew that Mario Balotelli is a gifted pianist, Daniel Agger is a qualified tattoo artist, and Theo Walcott has authored children’s books?
If Leeds United fans wish they had a talented lad of their own they could boast of, they need not look further than their star midfielder Alex Mowatt. As it turns out, the player possesses a talent that greatly befits his pace along the flanks: he’s a rapper!
An old video that has recently surfaced online shows a very young Alex Mowatt indulging in a heated rap battle, and looks like he was quite good at it! With an interesting hairstyle and a stud to flaunt his left ear, Mowatt appears to have a great penchant for rapping. Maybe something he could seriously consider post retirement?
Check out Alex Mowatt’s rapping skills below-
BBC’s Match Of The Day is one of the best selling magazines that cover the world of English football, its players, transfer rumors, latest news and exclusive interviews.
A much-awaited annual highlight of the magazine is the MOTD Awards of the Year, wherein titles are conferred on best players, team of the season, and the like.
To the delight of Tottenham fans, their star defender Toby Alderweireld has been named the MOTD Defender of the Year 2016. The Belgian expressed gratitude by thanking the magazine through his social media accounts, saying he was proud to win the award.
The much decorated Belgian has been felicitated before with accolades such as Tottenham Hotspur’s Player of the Year, and has also previously found a spot in the defensive line ups of Europa League’s Squad of the Season as well as PFA’s Team of the Year.
Check out Toby showing off his title below –
Football is not just a game; it’s an embodiment of emotions that collectively emanate from thousands of elated fans gathered to watch their heroes play before them.
If undeterred fan support is a yardstick to measure a club’s success, there are few that would match Liverpool FC and Borussia Dortmund.
Liverpool and Dortmund were honoured with the FIFA Fan Award for their rendition of the moving Reds’ anthem You Never Walk Alone during a Europa League encounter between the two sides at Signal Iduna Park last year, just a day before the 27th anniversary of the tragic Hillsborough Disaster.
After a fan from each club accepted the award at Zurich on Monday, Dortmund won over everybody’s hearts after the club’s Twitter handle dedicated the title to the 96 victims who lost their lives on that fateful day.
Check out Dortmund’s brilliant display on Twitter below-