Last night wasn’t devoid of Footy action in the slightest, we had an El Clasico in which Real Madrid ran riot and 2 Premier League fixtures resulting in wins for Manchester United and Newcastle.
Yet, Football Twitter seemed more interested in the status of wet wipes within English borders.
While this may sound outrageous at first, it’s important to remember that fans on the ‘bird app’ can deliberate upon any subject. And so, the aforementioned ‘wet wipes’ discourse didn’t catch us off-guard as much.
Nevertheless, here’s a quick summation of those out of the loop.
As per a BBC report, Wet Wipes currently face a nationwide ban in England, one which will come into effect next year.
The move comes as part of a larger plan to curb water pollution, as the plastic present in Wet Wipes adversely affects the water quality of rivers and other waterways.
The plan has been backed up by a variety of statistics, including one which stated that Wet Wipes flushed down toilets cause 93% of sewer blockages, resulting in an expenditure of around £100m for the cleaning-up process.
The report was Tweeted out by an official BBC account, and attached to it was a headline that ended up creating quite a stir online.
It read ‘Almost all wet wipes will be banned in England’, which is as obvious a setup as it gets.
Users on Twitter did not disappoint, as they quoted the Tweet in a variety of hilarious ways, making for a fun round of banter.
Naturally, Football Twitter got in on the action as well, and here are just a few of the highlights that caught our eye.
One way through which fans reacted was by tagging various Footballers with a penchant for whining.
Just to alert them about the future inconveniences they’ll face while wiping away their tears.
Take Bruno Fernandes for instance, the midfielder loves to wail in the ref’s ear and flop onto the turf for no reason. So, seeing his name tagged multiple times did not come as a surprise.
Spurs forward Richarlison was also given the same treatment since the Brazilian has a tendency for taking unprompted falls, and he really fancies a bit of complaining.
His teammate Harry Kane also got a few mentions, but we reckon these had all to do with the cobwebs in his trophy cabinet.
A majority of the Footy-related takes looked to be directed towards specific teams, all of whom are currently undergoing horrid times.
This included Tottenham, who are without a manager and rapidly declining, Cambridge United, who will likely be relegated to 4th division Football, and Liverpool, who will not be booking any tickets to Istanbul in the near future.
There were also some unfortunate misunderstandings and near calls, including this one best summed as the most ridiculous attempt at a comeback.
All in all, it was business as usual on Football Twitter, although this was certainly one of its better evenings.