The Football Twitter community collectively hung its head in disappointment, as one other loyal soldier fell victim to the dreaded DMCA strike.
Eurofoot, the Twitter account which served as a lifeline for casual and committed Footy fans alike, stopped posting moment-to-moment match clips, hence losing the only quality that set the account apart.
For years, fans could reliably count on Eurofoot to deliver highlights as soon as they happened. From the Premier League and Serie A to the Super Lig and Liga Portugal, Eurofoot had its pulse on all of it.
Posting instant match clips wasn’t the account’s only differentiating factor, as its consistency and coverage of almost all prominent leagues was quite incredible.
They also managed to deliver clips that could be viewed almost everywhere, somehow dodging the region-specific policies most broadcasters have.
The clips usually featured the hilarious Arabic commentator known for losing his mind during key events, which acted as a neat bonus.
Nevertheless, all great things meet their inevitable end, and so did Eurofoot.
It all started with them breaking standard protocol and posting screenshots instead of clips, and almost immediately, eyebrows were raised.
In response to queries (and abuse!) from disgruntled fans, Eurofoot came clean, as they released a statement on Twitter to their 430.5k followers.
In it, the account stated that the switch to photoformatting came as a result of numerous DMCA takedown attempts. With Eurofoot prioritizing the ‘longevity and security’ of the page.
Sadly, the bridges with fans were already ash, as Eurofoot was ruthlessly trolled on FT and some accounts were quite literally dancing on its corpse.
With Eurofoot switching lanes, Football Twitter now has 2 prominent accounts delivering instant screenshots to fans, with the other being @TheEuropeanLad.
Another FT veteran, EuropeanLad has been around since 2015, providing screenshots of notable moments from matches on a frequent basis.
Much like Eurofoot, the account’s coverage spans almost all major European leagues, and somehow, it manages to screengrab every goal, miss, card, challenge, skill, etc right as it happens.
EuropeanLad has garnered a follower count of nearly 600k on Twitter, and with EuroFoot pivoting into the photo-formatting business, it now has some proper competition.
Fans dawned upon this realization relatively quickly and they fabricated a ‘war’ between the two accounts.
As far as interactions and likes are concerned, it all depends on who can provide the screenshot more quicker.
And since Eurofoot and EuropeanLad are both known for their promptness, it’ll be interesting to see who comes out on top with the season entering its last leg.
Fans online relayed similar opinions, essentially calling it a contest for the ages.
One of the highlights featured a popular clip from John Wick 2, with the caption suggesting that both accounts will be trading screenshots in a similar fashion.
Others were simply finding it hard to fathom that Eurfoot had turned into a EuropeanLad clone, an idea even we’re finding hard to digest.
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