The European football season is reaching its final stretch and all the biggest games of the campaign are happening at a rapid pace. The Premier League title race is at a boiling point and the Champions League is dishing out classics on the go.
For a lot of football fans, watching every game in this packed schedule isn’t possible. Some supporters, especially the more casual fans, often need to rely on Twitter to watch goal clips or highlights of a match. For the more ‘hardcore ones’, they find accounts that post such goal videos to boast about how good they are.
There are a few Football Twitter accounts that post such highlights. Some post illegal highlights that risk them being permanently banned from the platform, but there are official accounts that sometimes post them too.
Official accounts can only post match-related clips if they have the rights to do so from the broadcasters. The account Eurofoot was one to post a lot of goals and football-related content.
Eurofoot decides to stop posting match footage
EuroFoot is a Football Twitter account with over 400,000 followers on the platform. They also have over 3,000 followers on Instagram but are more popular among the Football Twitter fanatics for posting some really cool football content.
Among those content included goal clips from major football games, almost immediately after they took place in real-time. It’s their consistency in posting such clips which helped them go viral on Twitter and attract a large number of supporters.
They often posted goal videos from major Premier League games, as well as other top European leagues as well. Eurofoot also seemingly had permission to post Champions League match footage, but that all seem to have been canceled as of late. Definite proof of that was on display when they posted a screenshot of Ismael Bennacer’s goal for AC Milan in their 1-0 win over Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday.
A reason behind that could be that they received a stern warning from broadcasters to stop posting such clips without permission during games, as it could hamper their own viewership numbers.
Fans are bummed out
Considering that EuroFoot was the go-to Twitter account for football highlights or goals for many fans, their decision to stop posting clips hasn’t gone down well. The majority of supporters from different football teams are totally bummed out by the situation.
Fans are mostly just annoyed with how EuroFoot has started posting screenshots of goals after posting clips for a long time because that really doesn’t help them stand out as their ability to post clips immediately after goals did.
A lot of supporters have started spamming in the comments sections of EuroFoot’s new screenshots posts, making it clear that they only followed the account for the clips and nothing else.
Some have been reduced to simply mourning the glorious period when the Twitter account blessed them with immediate goal clips during crunch matches.
While fans can check out goal clips on YouTube through some shady accounts posting them illegally, being able to get them on Twitter immediately afterward felt good. EuroFoot are yet to address its issue of not being able to post goal clips during matches anymore, but they’re unlikely to bring it back anytime soon.
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