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The Brazilian wants to win the Ballon d'Or and his decision to join Paris Saint-Germain was understood by his former team-mate
Pique claims he understood Neymar leaving Barcelona
The Brazilian wants to win the Ballon d'Or and his decision to join Paris Saint-Germain was understood by his former team-mate
The Brazilian wants to win the Ballon d'Or and his decision to join Paris Saint-Germain was understood by his former team-mate
Pique claims he understood Neymar leaving Barcelona
The Brazilian wants to win the Ballon d'Or and his decision to join Paris Saint-Germain was understood by his former team-mate
Neymar wants to win the Ballon d'Or and his decision to join Paris Saint-Germain was understood by Gerard Pique.
Pique: I understood why Neymar left Barca for PSG
Neymar wants to win the Ballon d'Or and his decision to join Paris Saint-Germain was understood by Gerard Pique.
In the age of the footballer as a global superstar, there are very few who choose to make life more complicated for themselves by offering up their political opinion, but then Gerard Pique could always say that his life has been that bit different to the rest. At Barcelona, he has won it all – three Champions Leagues, six Spanish league titles – and with Spain a World Cup, and a European championship, having flourished on his return in 2008 from four transformative years at Manchester United. Now 30, he is part of the most glittering era in the history of Barcelona and the Spain national team, married to the Colombian singer Shakira and one of the most prominent Catalans in this turbulent time for the region. It was Pique who was closely associated with the separatist movement in Catalonia as an advocate of holding the October referendum, although he has never revealed which way he voted. In the tense aftermath of the vote he defended his position at a Spain press conference following calls for him to quit the national team. Pique’s point was that playing for Spain has never been incompatible with supporting independence, and he is adamant there is a political solution to the division. In January he launches his “Pique +” series on The Players’ Tribune website where he will interview footballers, including Lionel Messi and Neymar, and athletes from other sports. It would be fair to say that he has strong views on the media, and he sees his new platform as a place to talk about politics and sport. “Politics is always a difficult thing to talk about because, like football, the views are radical,” he says in conversation with Telegraph Sport, “you think this way, that guy thinks the opposite way. It is like nearly a fight and feelings are very strong.” Pique's face adorns a banner at the Nou Camp Two months after the referendum and there are still Catalan politicians and activists in jail. President Carles Puigdemont remains in exile in Brussels. Pique is still a Spain international and Barcelona are top of the league, reasserting themselves over Real Madrid, eight points back in fourth, with the season’s first Clasico on Dec 23. Speaking this week, Pique feels the situation is not at crisis point and there remains a political solution. “It is not easy. I think that people outside of Spain think that things here are worse than what it is. I don’t think we are in a really bad situation. It is a political problem but I think it will be solved by talking, by politicians doing their job. At the end of the day there is no violence, no fighting. Nothing like this. It is very calm, the same as one year ago. “The only problem is that there are a lot of people here in Catalonia who want to separate from Spain and a lot of people who don’t want to. We are talking about 50-50, more or less, and that is why it is difficult. When you have so many people in different ways of thinking and it is difficult to arrive at a position where everyone would be happy. It is okay. If you explain yourself with respect and trying to explain why you feel that way there is no problem at all.” His Twitter timeline is a curious mix of the archetypal footballer’s training pictures and post-match celebrations, contrasting with videos from around the referendum of police aggression towards Catalan voters, and opinions challenging the legitimacy of some media coverage. It was always a debate that was going to draw him in as a lifelong fan of the club, the grandson of a former Barcelona vice-president and one of Spain’s most successful footballers. Pique is still a key player for Barcelona and Spain Credit: GETTY IMAGES “I lived with this pressure since I was very young and I am 30 now, more than ten years playing for Barcelona and being a professional. I know words sometimes have consequences but I try to choose the correct words every time. Sometimes it is true that the truth hurts and sometimes people don’t want to hear it and they say you are wrong. At the end of the day we are humans. It is right that people [in football] like Gary Lineker speak and say what they think. I know him personally and I think he is a great guy.” Se queda. pic.twitter.com/RtPHUr9iTH— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) July 23, 2017 Along with his friend Messi, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets, Pique is part of the old guard who remain key to Barcelona. But it is a different Barcelona who will face Chelsea in the Champions League round of 16 in February, without Neymar, the £198 million departure to Paris Saint Germain who is still, despite the acrimony of his move, a friend of Pique. “You try to do the best for your club and you also create relationships and friendships - with Neymar my relationship is really strong,” Pique says. “Even though it really hurt the club when he left. As a friend I could understand his decision and why he wanted to go to Paris. I tried to be fair to him no matter what. As a Barcelona fan it hurts and I understand that maybe some Barcelona fans are disappointed about how he left. A post shared by The Players' Tribune Global (@tptglobal) on Dec 15, 2017 at 3:15pm PST “But it is very difficult to find a player who stays at the same club for the whole of their carer. They need more motivation, they want to fight for new things. I know Neymar wanted the Ballon d’Or so I think it is fair he left for Paris where he will be the main star. If he does a good job in the Champions League and in France he has options to win the Ballon d’Or.” It is not PSG that Pique fancies in the final of the Champions League in Kiev in May, if Barcelona make it that far, but Manchester City led by his old boss Pep Guardiola. It is clear that the bond with the manager with whom he won it all is strong indeed. “For me, he [Guardiola] is one of the best coaches in the world. When I worked with him for four years at Barcelona we won most of the titles playing different football, a new football that right now every team wants to play: having the ball and controlling the possession. Because if you have the ball you control the game. What he is doing at City his year is amazing. He is breaking all the records. “I trust him a lot and last year I thought that he would win everything because I knew the potential Manchester City have with him as a coach. But it wasn’t possible and he needed that process to adapt to the country. Now you can see the players know what Pep wants and how he wants them to play. They are playing great football, they are strong favourites to win the Premier League. I hope they win the cup as well and if we can play them in the Champions League final that would be good.” Sport tweets of 2017 He has watched a lot of Chelsea and talks enthusiastically about their 3-4-3 system and his Spain team-mates there. “Every year is more difficult because clubs wants to beat us. It is a new chapter of our careers every year but this year we are doing things in a good way and we can win it again. The Champions League is really tough. It depends what shape you are in come February and March. You play two games and can be out the competition. You have to avoid having a bad day and you need a bit of luck because everything counts when the level is so similar.” There is a lot of football yet to be played but he is undaunted by doing so against a political backdrop of change and uncertainty in Catalonia. “I am always trying to give my opinion. Sometimes I am criticised for what I say but I am not worried at all. I am what I am and I will not change that. Every time they say something that is not fair or it is not true, I will say that.” For behind the scenes footage of Pique interviewing Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, go to Instagram @tptglobal. The series will involve some of the world’s greatest players talking openly about their experiences in football. Pique says: “This kind of thing is perfect, to have a platform like this to ask questions and be open on your opinion in this game.”​
Gerard Pique: 'Sometimes I am criticised for what I say, but I am not worried'
In the age of the footballer as a global superstar, there are very few who choose to make life more complicated for themselves by offering up their political opinion, but then Gerard Pique could always say that his life has been that bit different to the rest. At Barcelona, he has won it all – three Champions Leagues, six Spanish league titles – and with Spain a World Cup, and a European championship, having flourished on his return in 2008 from four transformative years at Manchester United. Now 30, he is part of the most glittering era in the history of Barcelona and the Spain national team, married to the Colombian singer Shakira and one of the most prominent Catalans in this turbulent time for the region. It was Pique who was closely associated with the separatist movement in Catalonia as an advocate of holding the October referendum, although he has never revealed which way he voted. In the tense aftermath of the vote he defended his position at a Spain press conference following calls for him to quit the national team. Pique’s point was that playing for Spain has never been incompatible with supporting independence, and he is adamant there is a political solution to the division. In January he launches his “Pique +” series on The Players’ Tribune website where he will interview footballers, including Lionel Messi and Neymar, and athletes from other sports. It would be fair to say that he has strong views on the media, and he sees his new platform as a place to talk about politics and sport. “Politics is always a difficult thing to talk about because, like football, the views are radical,” he says in conversation with Telegraph Sport, “you think this way, that guy thinks the opposite way. It is like nearly a fight and feelings are very strong.” Pique's face adorns a banner at the Nou Camp Two months after the referendum and there are still Catalan politicians and activists in jail. President Carles Puigdemont remains in exile in Brussels. Pique is still a Spain international and Barcelona are top of the league, reasserting themselves over Real Madrid, eight points back in fourth, with the season’s first Clasico on Dec 23. Speaking this week, Pique feels the situation is not at crisis point and there remains a political solution. “It is not easy. I think that people outside of Spain think that things here are worse than what it is. I don’t think we are in a really bad situation. It is a political problem but I think it will be solved by talking, by politicians doing their job. At the end of the day there is no violence, no fighting. Nothing like this. It is very calm, the same as one year ago. “The only problem is that there are a lot of people here in Catalonia who want to separate from Spain and a lot of people who don’t want to. We are talking about 50-50, more or less, and that is why it is difficult. When you have so many people in different ways of thinking and it is difficult to arrive at a position where everyone would be happy. It is okay. If you explain yourself with respect and trying to explain why you feel that way there is no problem at all.” His Twitter timeline is a curious mix of the archetypal footballer’s training pictures and post-match celebrations, contrasting with videos from around the referendum of police aggression towards Catalan voters, and opinions challenging the legitimacy of some media coverage. It was always a debate that was going to draw him in as a lifelong fan of the club, the grandson of a former Barcelona vice-president and one of Spain’s most successful footballers. Pique is still a key player for Barcelona and Spain Credit: GETTY IMAGES “I lived with this pressure since I was very young and I am 30 now, more than ten years playing for Barcelona and being a professional. I know words sometimes have consequences but I try to choose the correct words every time. Sometimes it is true that the truth hurts and sometimes people don’t want to hear it and they say you are wrong. At the end of the day we are humans. It is right that people [in football] like Gary Lineker speak and say what they think. I know him personally and I think he is a great guy.” Se queda. pic.twitter.com/RtPHUr9iTH— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) July 23, 2017 Along with his friend Messi, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets, Pique is part of the old guard who remain key to Barcelona. But it is a different Barcelona who will face Chelsea in the Champions League round of 16 in February, without Neymar, the £198 million departure to Paris Saint Germain who is still, despite the acrimony of his move, a friend of Pique. “You try to do the best for your club and you also create relationships and friendships - with Neymar my relationship is really strong,” Pique says. “Even though it really hurt the club when he left. As a friend I could understand his decision and why he wanted to go to Paris. I tried to be fair to him no matter what. As a Barcelona fan it hurts and I understand that maybe some Barcelona fans are disappointed about how he left. A post shared by The Players' Tribune Global (@tptglobal) on Dec 15, 2017 at 3:15pm PST “But it is very difficult to find a player who stays at the same club for the whole of their carer. They need more motivation, they want to fight for new things. I know Neymar wanted the Ballon d’Or so I think it is fair he left for Paris where he will be the main star. If he does a good job in the Champions League and in France he has options to win the Ballon d’Or.” It is not PSG that Pique fancies in the final of the Champions League in Kiev in May, if Barcelona make it that far, but Manchester City led by his old boss Pep Guardiola. It is clear that the bond with the manager with whom he won it all is strong indeed. “For me, he [Guardiola] is one of the best coaches in the world. When I worked with him for four years at Barcelona we won most of the titles playing different football, a new football that right now every team wants to play: having the ball and controlling the possession. Because if you have the ball you control the game. What he is doing at City his year is amazing. He is breaking all the records. “I trust him a lot and last year I thought that he would win everything because I knew the potential Manchester City have with him as a coach. But it wasn’t possible and he needed that process to adapt to the country. Now you can see the players know what Pep wants and how he wants them to play. They are playing great football, they are strong favourites to win the Premier League. I hope they win the cup as well and if we can play them in the Champions League final that would be good.” Sport tweets of 2017 He has watched a lot of Chelsea and talks enthusiastically about their 3-4-3 system and his Spain team-mates there. “Every year is more difficult because clubs wants to beat us. It is a new chapter of our careers every year but this year we are doing things in a good way and we can win it again. The Champions League is really tough. It depends what shape you are in come February and March. You play two games and can be out the competition. You have to avoid having a bad day and you need a bit of luck because everything counts when the level is so similar.” There is a lot of football yet to be played but he is undaunted by doing so against a political backdrop of change and uncertainty in Catalonia. “I am always trying to give my opinion. Sometimes I am criticised for what I say but I am not worried at all. I am what I am and I will not change that. Every time they say something that is not fair or it is not true, I will say that.” For behind the scenes footage of Pique interviewing Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, go to Instagram @tptglobal. The series will involve some of the world’s greatest players talking openly about their experiences in football. Pique says: “This kind of thing is perfect, to have a platform like this to ask questions and be open on your opinion in this game.”​
In the age of the footballer as a global superstar, there are very few who choose to make life more complicated for themselves by offering up their political opinion, but then Gerard Pique could always say that his life has been that bit different to the rest. At Barcelona, he has won it all – three Champions Leagues, six Spanish league titles – and with Spain a World Cup, and a European championship, having flourished on his return in 2008 from four transformative years at Manchester United. Now 30, he is part of the most glittering era in the history of Barcelona and the Spain national team, married to the Colombian singer Shakira and one of the most prominent Catalans in this turbulent time for the region. It was Pique who was closely associated with the separatist movement in Catalonia as an advocate of holding the October referendum, although he has never revealed which way he voted. In the tense aftermath of the vote he defended his position at a Spain press conference following calls for him to quit the national team. Pique’s point was that playing for Spain has never been incompatible with supporting independence, and he is adamant there is a political solution to the division. In January he launches his “Pique +” series on The Players’ Tribune website where he will interview footballers, including Lionel Messi and Neymar, and athletes from other sports. It would be fair to say that he has strong views on the media, and he sees his new platform as a place to talk about politics and sport. “Politics is always a difficult thing to talk about because, like football, the views are radical,” he says in conversation with Telegraph Sport, “you think this way, that guy thinks the opposite way. It is like nearly a fight and feelings are very strong.” Pique's face adorns a banner at the Nou Camp Two months after the referendum and there are still Catalan politicians and activists in jail. President Carles Puigdemont remains in exile in Brussels. Pique is still a Spain international and Barcelona are top of the league, reasserting themselves over Real Madrid, eight points back in fourth, with the season’s first Clasico on Dec 23. Speaking this week, Pique feels the situation is not at crisis point and there remains a political solution. “It is not easy. I think that people outside of Spain think that things here are worse than what it is. I don’t think we are in a really bad situation. It is a political problem but I think it will be solved by talking, by politicians doing their job. At the end of the day there is no violence, no fighting. Nothing like this. It is very calm, the same as one year ago. “The only problem is that there are a lot of people here in Catalonia who want to separate from Spain and a lot of people who don’t want to. We are talking about 50-50, more or less, and that is why it is difficult. When you have so many people in different ways of thinking and it is difficult to arrive at a position where everyone would be happy. It is okay. If you explain yourself with respect and trying to explain why you feel that way there is no problem at all.” His Twitter timeline is a curious mix of the archetypal footballer’s training pictures and post-match celebrations, contrasting with videos from around the referendum of police aggression towards Catalan voters, and opinions challenging the legitimacy of some media coverage. It was always a debate that was going to draw him in as a lifelong fan of the club, the grandson of a former Barcelona vice-president and one of Spain’s most successful footballers. Pique is still a key player for Barcelona and Spain Credit: GETTY IMAGES “I lived with this pressure since I was very young and I am 30 now, more than ten years playing for Barcelona and being a professional. I know words sometimes have consequences but I try to choose the correct words every time. Sometimes it is true that the truth hurts and sometimes people don’t want to hear it and they say you are wrong. At the end of the day we are humans. It is right that people [in football] like Gary Lineker speak and say what they think. I know him personally and I think he is a great guy.” Se queda. pic.twitter.com/RtPHUr9iTH— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) July 23, 2017 Along with his friend Messi, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets, Pique is part of the old guard who remain key to Barcelona. But it is a different Barcelona who will face Chelsea in the Champions League round of 16 in February, without Neymar, the £198 million departure to Paris Saint Germain who is still, despite the acrimony of his move, a friend of Pique. “You try to do the best for your club and you also create relationships and friendships - with Neymar my relationship is really strong,” Pique says. “Even though it really hurt the club when he left. As a friend I could understand his decision and why he wanted to go to Paris. I tried to be fair to him no matter what. As a Barcelona fan it hurts and I understand that maybe some Barcelona fans are disappointed about how he left. A post shared by The Players' Tribune Global (@tptglobal) on Dec 15, 2017 at 3:15pm PST “But it is very difficult to find a player who stays at the same club for the whole of their carer. They need more motivation, they want to fight for new things. I know Neymar wanted the Ballon d’Or so I think it is fair he left for Paris where he will be the main star. If he does a good job in the Champions League and in France he has options to win the Ballon d’Or.” It is not PSG that Pique fancies in the final of the Champions League in Kiev in May, if Barcelona make it that far, but Manchester City led by his old boss Pep Guardiola. It is clear that the bond with the manager with whom he won it all is strong indeed. “For me, he [Guardiola] is one of the best coaches in the world. When I worked with him for four years at Barcelona we won most of the titles playing different football, a new football that right now every team wants to play: having the ball and controlling the possession. Because if you have the ball you control the game. What he is doing at City his year is amazing. He is breaking all the records. “I trust him a lot and last year I thought that he would win everything because I knew the potential Manchester City have with him as a coach. But it wasn’t possible and he needed that process to adapt to the country. Now you can see the players know what Pep wants and how he wants them to play. They are playing great football, they are strong favourites to win the Premier League. I hope they win the cup as well and if we can play them in the Champions League final that would be good.” Sport tweets of 2017 He has watched a lot of Chelsea and talks enthusiastically about their 3-4-3 system and his Spain team-mates there. “Every year is more difficult because clubs wants to beat us. It is a new chapter of our careers every year but this year we are doing things in a good way and we can win it again. The Champions League is really tough. It depends what shape you are in come February and March. You play two games and can be out the competition. You have to avoid having a bad day and you need a bit of luck because everything counts when the level is so similar.” There is a lot of football yet to be played but he is undaunted by doing so against a political backdrop of change and uncertainty in Catalonia. “I am always trying to give my opinion. Sometimes I am criticised for what I say but I am not worried at all. I am what I am and I will not change that. Every time they say something that is not fair or it is not true, I will say that.” For behind the scenes footage of Pique interviewing Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, go to Instagram @tptglobal. The series will involve some of the world’s greatest players talking openly about their experiences in football. Pique says: “This kind of thing is perfect, to have a platform like this to ask questions and be open on your opinion in this game.”​
Gerard Pique: 'Sometimes I am criticised for what I say, but I am not worried'
In the age of the footballer as a global superstar, there are very few who choose to make life more complicated for themselves by offering up their political opinion, but then Gerard Pique could always say that his life has been that bit different to the rest. At Barcelona, he has won it all – three Champions Leagues, six Spanish league titles – and with Spain a World Cup, and a European championship, having flourished on his return in 2008 from four transformative years at Manchester United. Now 30, he is part of the most glittering era in the history of Barcelona and the Spain national team, married to the Colombian singer Shakira and one of the most prominent Catalans in this turbulent time for the region. It was Pique who was closely associated with the separatist movement in Catalonia as an advocate of holding the October referendum, although he has never revealed which way he voted. In the tense aftermath of the vote he defended his position at a Spain press conference following calls for him to quit the national team. Pique’s point was that playing for Spain has never been incompatible with supporting independence, and he is adamant there is a political solution to the division. In January he launches his “Pique +” series on The Players’ Tribune website where he will interview footballers, including Lionel Messi and Neymar, and athletes from other sports. It would be fair to say that he has strong views on the media, and he sees his new platform as a place to talk about politics and sport. “Politics is always a difficult thing to talk about because, like football, the views are radical,” he says in conversation with Telegraph Sport, “you think this way, that guy thinks the opposite way. It is like nearly a fight and feelings are very strong.” Pique's face adorns a banner at the Nou Camp Two months after the referendum and there are still Catalan politicians and activists in jail. President Carles Puigdemont remains in exile in Brussels. Pique is still a Spain international and Barcelona are top of the league, reasserting themselves over Real Madrid, eight points back in fourth, with the season’s first Clasico on Dec 23. Speaking this week, Pique feels the situation is not at crisis point and there remains a political solution. “It is not easy. I think that people outside of Spain think that things here are worse than what it is. I don’t think we are in a really bad situation. It is a political problem but I think it will be solved by talking, by politicians doing their job. At the end of the day there is no violence, no fighting. Nothing like this. It is very calm, the same as one year ago. “The only problem is that there are a lot of people here in Catalonia who want to separate from Spain and a lot of people who don’t want to. We are talking about 50-50, more or less, and that is why it is difficult. When you have so many people in different ways of thinking and it is difficult to arrive at a position where everyone would be happy. It is okay. If you explain yourself with respect and trying to explain why you feel that way there is no problem at all.” His Twitter timeline is a curious mix of the archetypal footballer’s training pictures and post-match celebrations, contrasting with videos from around the referendum of police aggression towards Catalan voters, and opinions challenging the legitimacy of some media coverage. It was always a debate that was going to draw him in as a lifelong fan of the club, the grandson of a former Barcelona vice-president and one of Spain’s most successful footballers. Pique is still a key player for Barcelona and Spain Credit: GETTY IMAGES “I lived with this pressure since I was very young and I am 30 now, more than ten years playing for Barcelona and being a professional. I know words sometimes have consequences but I try to choose the correct words every time. Sometimes it is true that the truth hurts and sometimes people don’t want to hear it and they say you are wrong. At the end of the day we are humans. It is right that people [in football] like Gary Lineker speak and say what they think. I know him personally and I think he is a great guy.” Se queda. pic.twitter.com/RtPHUr9iTH— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) July 23, 2017 Along with his friend Messi, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets, Pique is part of the old guard who remain key to Barcelona. But it is a different Barcelona who will face Chelsea in the Champions League round of 16 in February, without Neymar, the £198 million departure to Paris Saint Germain who is still, despite the acrimony of his move, a friend of Pique. “You try to do the best for your club and you also create relationships and friendships - with Neymar my relationship is really strong,” Pique says. “Even though it really hurt the club when he left. As a friend I could understand his decision and why he wanted to go to Paris. I tried to be fair to him no matter what. As a Barcelona fan it hurts and I understand that maybe some Barcelona fans are disappointed about how he left. A post shared by The Players' Tribune Global (@tptglobal) on Dec 15, 2017 at 3:15pm PST “But it is very difficult to find a player who stays at the same club for the whole of their carer. They need more motivation, they want to fight for new things. I know Neymar wanted the Ballon d’Or so I think it is fair he left for Paris where he will be the main star. If he does a good job in the Champions League and in France he has options to win the Ballon d’Or.” It is not PSG that Pique fancies in the final of the Champions League in Kiev in May, if Barcelona make it that far, but Manchester City led by his old boss Pep Guardiola. It is clear that the bond with the manager with whom he won it all is strong indeed. “For me, he [Guardiola] is one of the best coaches in the world. When I worked with him for four years at Barcelona we won most of the titles playing different football, a new football that right now every team wants to play: having the ball and controlling the possession. Because if you have the ball you control the game. What he is doing at City his year is amazing. He is breaking all the records. “I trust him a lot and last year I thought that he would win everything because I knew the potential Manchester City have with him as a coach. But it wasn’t possible and he needed that process to adapt to the country. Now you can see the players know what Pep wants and how he wants them to play. They are playing great football, they are strong favourites to win the Premier League. I hope they win the cup as well and if we can play them in the Champions League final that would be good.” Sport tweets of 2017 He has watched a lot of Chelsea and talks enthusiastically about their 3-4-3 system and his Spain team-mates there. “Every year is more difficult because clubs wants to beat us. It is a new chapter of our careers every year but this year we are doing things in a good way and we can win it again. The Champions League is really tough. It depends what shape you are in come February and March. You play two games and can be out the competition. You have to avoid having a bad day and you need a bit of luck because everything counts when the level is so similar.” There is a lot of football yet to be played but he is undaunted by doing so against a political backdrop of change and uncertainty in Catalonia. “I am always trying to give my opinion. Sometimes I am criticised for what I say but I am not worried at all. I am what I am and I will not change that. Every time they say something that is not fair or it is not true, I will say that.” For behind the scenes footage of Pique interviewing Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, go to Instagram @tptglobal. The series will involve some of the world’s greatest players talking openly about their experiences in football. Pique says: “This kind of thing is perfect, to have a platform like this to ask questions and be open on your opinion in this game.”​
In the age of the footballer as a global superstar, there are very few who choose to make life more complicated for themselves by offering up their political opinion, but then Gerard Pique could always say that his life has been that bit different to the rest. At Barcelona, he has won it all – three Champions Leagues, six Spanish league titles – and with Spain a World Cup, and a European championship, having flourished on his return in 2008 from four transformative years at Manchester United. Now 30, he is part of the most glittering era in the history of Barcelona and the Spain national team, married to the Colombian singer Shakira and one of the most prominent Catalans in this turbulent time for the region. It was Pique who was closely associated with the separatist movement in Catalonia as an advocate of holding the October referendum, although he has never revealed which way he voted. In the tense aftermath of the vote he defended his position at a Spain press conference following calls for him to quit the national team. Pique’s point was that playing for Spain has never been incompatible with supporting independence, and he is adamant there is a political solution to the division. In January he launches his “Pique +” series on The Players’ Tribune website where he will interview footballers, including Lionel Messi and Neymar, and athletes from other sports. It would be fair to say that he has strong views on the media, and he sees his new platform as a place to talk about politics and sport. “Politics is always a difficult thing to talk about because, like football, the views are radical,” he says in conversation with Telegraph Sport, “you think this way, that guy thinks the opposite way. It is like nearly a fight and feelings are very strong.” Pique's face adorns a banner at the Nou Camp Two months after the referendum and there are still Catalan politicians and activists in jail. President Carles Puigdemont remains in exile in Brussels. Pique is still a Spain international and Barcelona are top of the league, reasserting themselves over Real Madrid, eight points back in fourth, with the season’s first Clasico on Dec 23. Speaking this week, Pique feels the situation is not at crisis point and there remains a political solution. “It is not easy. I think that people outside of Spain think that things here are worse than what it is. I don’t think we are in a really bad situation. It is a political problem but I think it will be solved by talking, by politicians doing their job. At the end of the day there is no violence, no fighting. Nothing like this. It is very calm, the same as one year ago. “The only problem is that there are a lot of people here in Catalonia who want to separate from Spain and a lot of people who don’t want to. We are talking about 50-50, more or less, and that is why it is difficult. When you have so many people in different ways of thinking and it is difficult to arrive at a position where everyone would be happy. It is okay. If you explain yourself with respect and trying to explain why you feel that way there is no problem at all.” His Twitter timeline is a curious mix of the archetypal footballer’s training pictures and post-match celebrations, contrasting with videos from around the referendum of police aggression towards Catalan voters, and opinions challenging the legitimacy of some media coverage. It was always a debate that was going to draw him in as a lifelong fan of the club, the grandson of a former Barcelona vice-president and one of Spain’s most successful footballers. Pique is still a key player for Barcelona and Spain Credit: GETTY IMAGES “I lived with this pressure since I was very young and I am 30 now, more than ten years playing for Barcelona and being a professional. I know words sometimes have consequences but I try to choose the correct words every time. Sometimes it is true that the truth hurts and sometimes people don’t want to hear it and they say you are wrong. At the end of the day we are humans. It is right that people [in football] like Gary Lineker speak and say what they think. I know him personally and I think he is a great guy.” Se queda. pic.twitter.com/RtPHUr9iTH— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) July 23, 2017 Along with his friend Messi, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets, Pique is part of the old guard who remain key to Barcelona. But it is a different Barcelona who will face Chelsea in the Champions League round of 16 in February, without Neymar, the £198 million departure to Paris Saint Germain who is still, despite the acrimony of his move, a friend of Pique. “You try to do the best for your club and you also create relationships and friendships - with Neymar my relationship is really strong,” Pique says. “Even though it really hurt the club when he left. As a friend I could understand his decision and why he wanted to go to Paris. I tried to be fair to him no matter what. As a Barcelona fan it hurts and I understand that maybe some Barcelona fans are disappointed about how he left. A post shared by The Players' Tribune Global (@tptglobal) on Dec 15, 2017 at 3:15pm PST “But it is very difficult to find a player who stays at the same club for the whole of their carer. They need more motivation, they want to fight for new things. I know Neymar wanted the Ballon d’Or so I think it is fair he left for Paris where he will be the main star. If he does a good job in the Champions League and in France he has options to win the Ballon d’Or.” It is not PSG that Pique fancies in the final of the Champions League in Kiev in May, if Barcelona make it that far, but Manchester City led by his old boss Pep Guardiola. It is clear that the bond with the manager with whom he won it all is strong indeed. “For me, he [Guardiola] is one of the best coaches in the world. When I worked with him for four years at Barcelona we won most of the titles playing different football, a new football that right now every team wants to play: having the ball and controlling the possession. Because if you have the ball you control the game. What he is doing at City his year is amazing. He is breaking all the records. “I trust him a lot and last year I thought that he would win everything because I knew the potential Manchester City have with him as a coach. But it wasn’t possible and he needed that process to adapt to the country. Now you can see the players know what Pep wants and how he wants them to play. They are playing great football, they are strong favourites to win the Premier League. I hope they win the cup as well and if we can play them in the Champions League final that would be good.” Sport tweets of 2017 He has watched a lot of Chelsea and talks enthusiastically about their 3-4-3 system and his Spain team-mates there. “Every year is more difficult because clubs wants to beat us. It is a new chapter of our careers every year but this year we are doing things in a good way and we can win it again. The Champions League is really tough. It depends what shape you are in come February and March. You play two games and can be out the competition. You have to avoid having a bad day and you need a bit of luck because everything counts when the level is so similar.” There is a lot of football yet to be played but he is undaunted by doing so against a political backdrop of change and uncertainty in Catalonia. “I am always trying to give my opinion. Sometimes I am criticised for what I say but I am not worried at all. I am what I am and I will not change that. Every time they say something that is not fair or it is not true, I will say that.” For behind the scenes footage of Pique interviewing Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, go to Instagram @tptglobal. The series will involve some of the world’s greatest players talking openly about their experiences in football. Pique says: “This kind of thing is perfect, to have a platform like this to ask questions and be open on your opinion in this game.”​
Gerard Pique: 'Sometimes I am criticised for what I say, but I am not worried'
In the age of the footballer as a global superstar, there are very few who choose to make life more complicated for themselves by offering up their political opinion, but then Gerard Pique could always say that his life has been that bit different to the rest. At Barcelona, he has won it all – three Champions Leagues, six Spanish league titles – and with Spain a World Cup, and a European championship, having flourished on his return in 2008 from four transformative years at Manchester United. Now 30, he is part of the most glittering era in the history of Barcelona and the Spain national team, married to the Colombian singer Shakira and one of the most prominent Catalans in this turbulent time for the region. It was Pique who was closely associated with the separatist movement in Catalonia as an advocate of holding the October referendum, although he has never revealed which way he voted. In the tense aftermath of the vote he defended his position at a Spain press conference following calls for him to quit the national team. Pique’s point was that playing for Spain has never been incompatible with supporting independence, and he is adamant there is a political solution to the division. In January he launches his “Pique +” series on The Players’ Tribune website where he will interview footballers, including Lionel Messi and Neymar, and athletes from other sports. It would be fair to say that he has strong views on the media, and he sees his new platform as a place to talk about politics and sport. “Politics is always a difficult thing to talk about because, like football, the views are radical,” he says in conversation with Telegraph Sport, “you think this way, that guy thinks the opposite way. It is like nearly a fight and feelings are very strong.” Pique's face adorns a banner at the Nou Camp Two months after the referendum and there are still Catalan politicians and activists in jail. President Carles Puigdemont remains in exile in Brussels. Pique is still a Spain international and Barcelona are top of the league, reasserting themselves over Real Madrid, eight points back in fourth, with the season’s first Clasico on Dec 23. Speaking this week, Pique feels the situation is not at crisis point and there remains a political solution. “It is not easy. I think that people outside of Spain think that things here are worse than what it is. I don’t think we are in a really bad situation. It is a political problem but I think it will be solved by talking, by politicians doing their job. At the end of the day there is no violence, no fighting. Nothing like this. It is very calm, the same as one year ago. “The only problem is that there are a lot of people here in Catalonia who want to separate from Spain and a lot of people who don’t want to. We are talking about 50-50, more or less, and that is why it is difficult. When you have so many people in different ways of thinking and it is difficult to arrive at a position where everyone would be happy. It is okay. If you explain yourself with respect and trying to explain why you feel that way there is no problem at all.” His Twitter timeline is a curious mix of the archetypal footballer’s training pictures and post-match celebrations, contrasting with videos from around the referendum of police aggression towards Catalan voters, and opinions challenging the legitimacy of some media coverage. It was always a debate that was going to draw him in as a lifelong fan of the club, the grandson of a former Barcelona vice-president and one of Spain’s most successful footballers. Pique is still a key player for Barcelona and Spain Credit: GETTY IMAGES “I lived with this pressure since I was very young and I am 30 now, more than ten years playing for Barcelona and being a professional. I know words sometimes have consequences but I try to choose the correct words every time. Sometimes it is true that the truth hurts and sometimes people don’t want to hear it and they say you are wrong. At the end of the day we are humans. It is right that people [in football] like Gary Lineker speak and say what they think. I know him personally and I think he is a great guy.” Se queda. pic.twitter.com/RtPHUr9iTH— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) July 23, 2017 Along with his friend Messi, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets, Pique is part of the old guard who remain key to Barcelona. But it is a different Barcelona who will face Chelsea in the Champions League round of 16 in February, without Neymar, the £198 million departure to Paris Saint Germain who is still, despite the acrimony of his move, a friend of Pique. “You try to do the best for your club and you also create relationships and friendships - with Neymar my relationship is really strong,” Pique says. “Even though it really hurt the club when he left. As a friend I could understand his decision and why he wanted to go to Paris. I tried to be fair to him no matter what. As a Barcelona fan it hurts and I understand that maybe some Barcelona fans are disappointed about how he left. A post shared by The Players' Tribune Global (@tptglobal) on Dec 15, 2017 at 3:15pm PST “But it is very difficult to find a player who stays at the same club for the whole of their carer. They need more motivation, they want to fight for new things. I know Neymar wanted the Ballon d’Or so I think it is fair he left for Paris where he will be the main star. If he does a good job in the Champions League and in France he has options to win the Ballon d’Or.” It is not PSG that Pique fancies in the final of the Champions League in Kiev in May, if Barcelona make it that far, but Manchester City led by his old boss Pep Guardiola. It is clear that the bond with the manager with whom he won it all is strong indeed. “For me, he [Guardiola] is one of the best coaches in the world. When I worked with him for four years at Barcelona we won most of the titles playing different football, a new football that right now every team wants to play: having the ball and controlling the possession. Because if you have the ball you control the game. What he is doing at City his year is amazing. He is breaking all the records. “I trust him a lot and last year I thought that he would win everything because I knew the potential Manchester City have with him as a coach. But it wasn’t possible and he needed that process to adapt to the country. Now you can see the players know what Pep wants and how he wants them to play. They are playing great football, they are strong favourites to win the Premier League. I hope they win the cup as well and if we can play them in the Champions League final that would be good.” Sport tweets of 2017 He has watched a lot of Chelsea and talks enthusiastically about their 3-4-3 system and his Spain team-mates there. “Every year is more difficult because clubs wants to beat us. It is a new chapter of our careers every year but this year we are doing things in a good way and we can win it again. The Champions League is really tough. It depends what shape you are in come February and March. You play two games and can be out the competition. You have to avoid having a bad day and you need a bit of luck because everything counts when the level is so similar.” There is a lot of football yet to be played but he is undaunted by doing so against a political backdrop of change and uncertainty in Catalonia. “I am always trying to give my opinion. Sometimes I am criticised for what I say but I am not worried at all. I am what I am and I will not change that. Every time they say something that is not fair or it is not true, I will say that.” For behind the scenes footage of Pique interviewing Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, go to Instagram @tptglobal. The series will involve some of the world’s greatest players talking openly about their experiences in football. Pique says: “This kind of thing is perfect, to have a platform like this to ask questions and be open on your opinion in this game.”​
Paris Saint-Germain head coach Unai Emery believes Neymar commands more respect from other teams than the rest of his players.
Opponents respect us more when Neymar's playing - Emery
Paris Saint-Germain head coach Unai Emery believes Neymar commands more respect from other teams than the rest of his players.
Paris Saint-Germain head coach Unai Emery believes Neymar commands more respect from other teams than the rest of his players.
Opponents respect us more when Neymar's playing - Emery
Paris Saint-Germain head coach Unai Emery believes Neymar commands more respect from other teams than the rest of his players.
Paris Saint-Germain head coach Unai Emery believes Neymar commands more respect from other teams than the rest of his players.
Opponents respect us more when Neymar's playing - Emery
Paris Saint-Germain head coach Unai Emery believes Neymar commands more respect from other teams than the rest of his players.
Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar flew home to Brazil for three days because of a "family problem" and returned to France on December 13, 2017 (AFP Photo/Christof STACHE)
Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar flew home to Brazil for three days because of a "family problem" and returned to France on December 13, 2017
Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar flew home to Brazil for three days because of a "family problem" and returned to France on December 13, 2017 (AFP Photo/Christof STACHE)
The former Barcelona winger returned home for personal reasons in midweek but will be back for the Ligue 1 encounter with Rennes this Saturday
Neymar not an injury risk after Brazil trip - Emery
The former Barcelona winger returned home for personal reasons in midweek but will be back for the Ligue 1 encounter with Rennes this Saturday
The former Barcelona winger returned home for personal reasons in midweek but will be back for the Ligue 1 encounter with Rennes this Saturday
Neymar not an injury risk after Brazil trip - Emery
The former Barcelona winger returned home for personal reasons in midweek but will be back for the Ligue 1 encounter with Rennes this Saturday
Neymar will join Thiago Motta in Paris Saint-Germain's squad for their Ligue 1 visit to sixth-placed Rennes.
Neymar not an injury risk after Brazil trip - Emery
Neymar will join Thiago Motta in Paris Saint-Germain's squad for their Ligue 1 visit to sixth-placed Rennes.
Ultimately, the unrelenting passage of time will render everything we hold dear meaningless - but while we grapple with the incomprehensible inevitability of death, the media of sport and Twitter offer us brief, fleeting relief from our existential angst. Here are 81 times the joy of sport and Twitter combined to remind us that as few as 280 characters can provide momentary happiness. Enjoy. 1. pic.twitter.com/94wMfljmYP— Ali Tweedale (@alitweedale) October 25, 2017 2. Sound required I’m Ron Burgundy??? pic.twitter.com/FErIPu1unk— Brendan Tobin (@Brendan_Tobin) October 15, 2017 3. Woah - extremely creepy footage of Jürgen Klopp fighting off an army of ghosts. This is genuinely chilling pic.twitter.com/5Ajc9VxltD— Scott (@Flying_Inside) September 23, 2017 4. When marshals attack. pic.twitter.com/bv7pLHz8XI— Skratch (@Skratch) September 20, 2017 5. The greatest thing to ever happen in the group chat pic.twitter.com/utNGYSgHdG— dm (@dmatthewmxn) August 18, 2017 6. @jk_rowling hi. Can I speak to you please.— Louis Saha (@louissaha08) August 2, 2017 7. The lady's not for timing pic.twitter.com/X77P054fqN— James Dart (@James_Dart) June 13, 2017 8. Classic Redknapp wheeling and dealing pic.twitter.com/JUqDyoHsJ1— tomfordyce (@tomfordyce) May 18, 2017 9. Nelson Vivas auditions for the Incredible Hulk after being sent off during Boca-Estudiantes. pic.twitter.com/7wgPCkT2E2— Daniel Edwards (@DanEdwardsGoal) May 7, 2017 10. �� Mario Balotelli going through airport security last night. What a hero. pic.twitter.com/PPLKMKeI3w— FourFourTweet (@FourFourTweet) April 8, 2017 11. Ian Wright looks like Danny Murphy's social worker, trying to put in a good word for him to the parole board pic.twitter.com/liVgbQ5Tpk— Scott (@Flying_Inside) February 11, 2017 12. This picture of Sam Allardyce dressed up as Cheryl Cole at a charity Christmas party is utterly sensational. pic.twitter.com/KMn9T5wOF6— Andy Ha (@_AndyHa) January 23, 2017 13. Stearman and Weimann scoring for Wolves, whose names sound like a Geordie lady begging her husband not to leave.— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) January 28, 2017 14. Think Garth Crooks has just died pic.twitter.com/coyzWNi5bw— James (@arghappy) April 29, 2017 15. Imagine signing a player called Mambo and not giving him the number 5 shirt. Poor form from Ebbsfleet United. pic.twitter.com/ZFjVGlXRIV— Joe (@RedAndWhite11) November 11, 2017 16. Tony Adams new training regime is underway at Granada! You can't beat it �� pic.twitter.com/x34Lk3wlCJ— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) April 15, 2017 17. Swear this bloke is taping a toy car to his leg? �� pic.twitter.com/Owj84o4tEX— Harry Reekie (@HarryESPN) September 10, 2017 18. When you meet your lifelong hero and your girlfriend takes a bunny filtered photo... pic.twitter.com/6ftuqybp7w— Stewart Russell (@stewartrussell) August 9, 2017 19. When you already picked your character in Tekken & your brother still tryna decide. pic.twitter.com/0CybBU3vx3— Craig The DJ (@DJTGIF) July 12, 2017 20. �� pic.twitter.com/vdXNynDDs9— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 19, 2017 21. £198m for Neymar To put that into context, that's a week's stay for a family of five at Center Parcs with 3 kids who want to do everything— Sam Roberts (@samrobertsrugby) August 2, 2017 22. Kevin Friend getting his final warning from Zlatan. ���� #mufc#Afcbpic.twitter.com/tUGD1X73eW— Joe Cawthorn (@josephcawthorn) March 4, 2017 23. how have I just seen a lad out for a meal watching the football on the sly �� pic.twitter.com/ZuAXesebxS— lucy (@grimxz) February 15, 2017 24. ������ pic.twitter.com/78fn3bs7gM— Michael Duffy (@michaelduffy_01) November 10, 2017 25. When the ref asks to see ur studs before kick off pic.twitter.com/7HyDQ5PwUE— CallumOgston (@CallumOgston) April 30, 2017 26. Half of all boxing photos look like gay weddings pic.twitter.com/K3sOhm2VlK— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) September 16, 2017 27. Sky's new player graphics look like the loading screen to a triple threat match on Smackdown vs Raw 2007 pic.twitter.com/yx9E8Ob8qf— Robbo (@RobV96) August 11, 2017 28. Think I've found my favourite ever GIF pic.twitter.com/CVDDwthfBw— ' (@GerrardsPrime) July 13, 2017 29. Summer for me is about time with family . pic.twitter.com/dtft1CZoyl— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) June 19, 2017 30. Shouts to Cowdenbeath's Jordan Garden for conceding the greatest penalty of this, or any other, season - pic.twitter.com/VqruEUB8pF— Craig G Telfer (@CraigGTelfer) October 29, 2017 31. Who's Louis??? �������� @SkySportsNews#PLpic.twitter.com/9ZUIeCJBgc— Yannick Bolasie (@YannickBolasie) October 14, 2017 32. Sound required Can't explain why but this video of Phil Neville doing step overs to the piano from Vanessa Carlton's 1000 miles brings me so much joy pic.twitter.com/QySJ5MHnmP— Si Lloyd (@SmnLlyd5) October 13, 2017 33. When your maw sends you to Asda with yer da pic.twitter.com/tUIXLrmvTD— grant rudder (@grantrudder) February 10, 2017 34. hey shaq ���� pic.twitter.com/YCrSufiyk7— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) February 5, 2017 35. Sound required So my dads soccer team won and this was the result.... �������������� pic.twitter.com/3zdHmf0E5P— صوفيا (@sdeezy_) October 8, 2017 36. I said I've been to the year 3000 not much has changed but I did see Ray parlour pic.twitter.com/R5uwjAMlUy— Tom Cardus (@tom_cardus) September 15, 2017 37. pic.twitter.com/Qxzzvaq8V6— Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam) August 25, 2017 38. Yesterday's game summed up in 11 seconds..... pic.twitter.com/JgDBmVrUGe— Greg Clayton (@gregclayo) August 20, 2017 39. Sound required Currently watching Ospina trying to pronounce "share" on loop. pic.twitter.com/5q0bL3vDT5— Andy Ha (@_AndyHa) August 2, 2017 40. #morningcommute@StuartBroad8 not awkward at all. pic.twitter.com/0uKohIGfRX— Joe Root (@root66) July 29, 2017 41. For some reason Rafa looks like an unscrupulous local businessman trying to laugh off accusations from the BBC's Rogue Traders pic.twitter.com/UXQy83q4lA— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) July 3, 2017 42. BREAKING: Kriss Akabusi is wearing a short sleeved suit jacket on Sky News. pic.twitter.com/A7tCne5UtJ— Kevin Scott (@KevinScottHT) June 22, 2017 43. News of Alex Bruce's release seems to be news to Alex Bruce Credit: Twitter 44. The Arsenal team have arrived. Ty starts at right wingback pic.twitter.com/UWPM52fbps— Kick Arse (@kickarseHD) April 17, 2017 45. 5 - Slight delay in the match. Pig thrown onto the pitch. #COYR— BarnsleyFootballClub (@BarnsleyFC) April 1, 2017 46. Someone please find the sniper in the stands !! Hahaha ���� @kylewalker2 u ok boi ?! �������� pic.twitter.com/0BNIUbrTNI— Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) September 9, 2017 47. I can't prove it for sure, but I'm pretty definite various Egyptian civilisations from the 1st century BC onwards have been waiting for Mo Salah pic.twitter.com/JOaS3EMPkF— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) November 30, 2017 48. Don't want to alarm anyone at Marseille, but I'm not sure Kostas Mitroglou writing his name on the table is legally binding pic.twitter.com/5BmcGoO5Vp— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) September 1, 2017 49. This makes having this stupid name all my stupid life entirely worthwhile pic.twitter.com/6kLYd3Qtj7— Steven Chicken (@StevenChicken) August 31, 2017 50. Alan Brazil and Southend manager Phil Brown are discussing the North Korea crisis on Talksport. What a time to be (briefly) alive.— Steve Anglesey (@sanglesey) August 9, 2017 51. Sam Allardyce, Craig Shakespeare & Sammy Lee. Has their ever been a management team more likely to be found in a carvery?— Gilles (@gillesoffthenet) November 29, 2017 52. A snapshot of what life under a Sean Dyche dictatorship might be like. pic.twitter.com/otYJ6IT0sM— Matt Summers (@Matchewww) November 20, 2017 53. Just using the Football Manager editor to allow players to get 17th Century illnesses and injuries. Glen Johnson caught the plague. pic.twitter.com/ubCJ3B1oYW— Panini Cheapskates (@CheapPanini) September 24, 2017 54. Frank Lampard on 9/11 and how a bad situation became even worse pic.twitter.com/SYuU7glMR0— RamAlbumClub (@RamAlbumClub) September 11, 2017 55. 4 years later. Wayne Rooney still pissing these two City fans off #mufcpic.twitter.com/ajoBeOKCnp— Adam (@kamikazemufc) August 21, 2017 56. Rangers have been dumped out of Europe by a team from a country that you could completely carpet, with underlay, for under £75.— Danny Baker (@prodnose) July 4, 2017 57. Getting married tomorrow. Most advice has been to "just enjoy the day", like a League One side about to lose a Wembley FA Cup semi-final 5-0— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) April 12, 2017 58. I thought we'd got rid of this kind of hooliganism from the English game... pic.twitter.com/dZMTBKNevw— FinⓄ (@Fino76) April 8, 2017 59. Bilic looks like a disgraced sea captain explaining why a ship capsized. pic.twitter.com/FiotQZEXOW— its christmas tom (@toonlowdown) March 6, 2017 60. #NewProfilePicpic.twitter.com/KgjNHDEF0Q— Mido (@midoahm) December 7, 2017 61. 'Champions of England, you'll never sing that', sing the Chelsea fans to Huddersfield who won their first league title 31 years before Chelsea— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) December 12, 2017 62. Real Madrid's new signing Theo Hernandez's attempt at kick-ups is the funniest thing you'll see tonight. pic.twitter.com/kGfyD0XGuq— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) July 10, 2017 63. pic.twitter.com/kccBZrW3XP— Deadspin (@Deadspin) February 11, 2017 64. Lustig and Sinclair resort to desperate measures in attempt to defy ice lolly ban at photoshoot pic.twitter.com/9z5u67Pcmn— Oldfirmfacts (@Oldfirmfacts1) June 12, 2017 65. The Fog, The Moves, it could be a Thriller �� #lionsnz17#AllBlacks#MaoriAllBlacks#LionsTourNZ2017pic.twitter.com/ICmtNcPDl8— KC (@kcshowcork) June 17, 2017 66. Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose football. Choose being Chelsea's new backup central defender. pic.twitter.com/CbOsPa0xO3— David★Jack (@DamJef) August 20, 2017 67. This is the coldest move by a punter I've ever seen pic.twitter.com/TBlGStBsvi— Eric Fawcett (@Efawcett7) August 27, 2017 68. The Panama ball boy did what he had to do to get his country to the World Cup last night... �� pic.twitter.com/VuJpFrZRvR— The Away Fans Videos (@TheAwayFansVids) October 11, 2017 69. Alan Shearer responds to bald-faced lies on Twitter Credit: Twitter 70. Live scenes in Everton's boardroom pic.twitter.com/7HuB73rxkF— Joe Gilmore (@Gilology) October 23, 2017 71. This is the new official GIF for when a joke goes over someone’s head pic.twitter.com/MqhKPbayCF— Santhony Irwin (@AnthonyIrwinLA) September 16, 2017 72.Sound required Big recovery from Mike Wedderburn #SSNpic.twitter.com/kHuYPGWMZv— Arash Rezai (@rezla) August 22, 2017 73. Whoever drops the fiver first loses winner keeps fiver! When you want to watch the fitba in peace ���� pic.twitter.com/NibpgGcaDT— @thommybhoy (@eirebhoy) August 21, 2017 74. "Jed, I'll level with you. I'm really scared" pic.twitter.com/W0AoVX5HaT— Con. (@iamconnaugh) July 4, 2017 75. This is Chuckie and Tommy from Rugrats now. Feel old yet? pic.twitter.com/K9sbH187rr— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) May 2, 2017 76. Mum of the Year 2017 pic.twitter.com/WxbYXCGmQs— Brian Spanner (@BrianSpanner1) March 11, 2017 77. Positive week, managed to get through 20 minutes of ice skating without getting injured ������ pic.twitter.com/FjCvOmLQif— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) December 5, 2017 78. When you got an open goal but your teams defence is so bad you gotta make sure you’re not conceding at the same time pic.twitter.com/XPlL8t0aHs— #BWIGM (@JamzLdnKmt) November 21, 2017 79. Wait... Wait... ���� Did this guy really try and bicycle kick a balloon in broad daylight on the street �������� #ImHowlingpic.twitter.com/GbPulBbxqc— #3ShotsOfTequila (@MarvAbbey) November 12, 2017 80. Andy Gray thinks Tony Blair was Prime Minister in the 1970s; Richard Keys 'corrects' him that it was the 1980s. pic.twitter.com/ig1sK3WpUg— Ashley Connick (@AshleyConnick) September 15, 2017 81. Paul Scholes tries not to laugh Gerrard talks about failing to win the league ������ #mufcpic.twitter.com/d2zu5bRTg4— United Xtra (@utdxtra) October 18, 2017
81 sport tweets that made us laugh and cry in 2017
Ultimately, the unrelenting passage of time will render everything we hold dear meaningless - but while we grapple with the incomprehensible inevitability of death, the media of sport and Twitter offer us brief, fleeting relief from our existential angst. Here are 81 times the joy of sport and Twitter combined to remind us that as few as 280 characters can provide momentary happiness. Enjoy. 1. pic.twitter.com/94wMfljmYP— Ali Tweedale (@alitweedale) October 25, 2017 2. Sound required I’m Ron Burgundy??? pic.twitter.com/FErIPu1unk— Brendan Tobin (@Brendan_Tobin) October 15, 2017 3. Woah - extremely creepy footage of Jürgen Klopp fighting off an army of ghosts. This is genuinely chilling pic.twitter.com/5Ajc9VxltD— Scott (@Flying_Inside) September 23, 2017 4. When marshals attack. pic.twitter.com/bv7pLHz8XI— Skratch (@Skratch) September 20, 2017 5. The greatest thing to ever happen in the group chat pic.twitter.com/utNGYSgHdG— dm (@dmatthewmxn) August 18, 2017 6. @jk_rowling hi. Can I speak to you please.— Louis Saha (@louissaha08) August 2, 2017 7. The lady's not for timing pic.twitter.com/X77P054fqN— James Dart (@James_Dart) June 13, 2017 8. Classic Redknapp wheeling and dealing pic.twitter.com/JUqDyoHsJ1— tomfordyce (@tomfordyce) May 18, 2017 9. Nelson Vivas auditions for the Incredible Hulk after being sent off during Boca-Estudiantes. pic.twitter.com/7wgPCkT2E2— Daniel Edwards (@DanEdwardsGoal) May 7, 2017 10. �� Mario Balotelli going through airport security last night. What a hero. pic.twitter.com/PPLKMKeI3w— FourFourTweet (@FourFourTweet) April 8, 2017 11. Ian Wright looks like Danny Murphy's social worker, trying to put in a good word for him to the parole board pic.twitter.com/liVgbQ5Tpk— Scott (@Flying_Inside) February 11, 2017 12. This picture of Sam Allardyce dressed up as Cheryl Cole at a charity Christmas party is utterly sensational. pic.twitter.com/KMn9T5wOF6— Andy Ha (@_AndyHa) January 23, 2017 13. Stearman and Weimann scoring for Wolves, whose names sound like a Geordie lady begging her husband not to leave.— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) January 28, 2017 14. Think Garth Crooks has just died pic.twitter.com/coyzWNi5bw— James (@arghappy) April 29, 2017 15. Imagine signing a player called Mambo and not giving him the number 5 shirt. Poor form from Ebbsfleet United. pic.twitter.com/ZFjVGlXRIV— Joe (@RedAndWhite11) November 11, 2017 16. Tony Adams new training regime is underway at Granada! You can't beat it �� pic.twitter.com/x34Lk3wlCJ— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) April 15, 2017 17. Swear this bloke is taping a toy car to his leg? �� pic.twitter.com/Owj84o4tEX— Harry Reekie (@HarryESPN) September 10, 2017 18. When you meet your lifelong hero and your girlfriend takes a bunny filtered photo... pic.twitter.com/6ftuqybp7w— Stewart Russell (@stewartrussell) August 9, 2017 19. When you already picked your character in Tekken & your brother still tryna decide. pic.twitter.com/0CybBU3vx3— Craig The DJ (@DJTGIF) July 12, 2017 20. �� pic.twitter.com/vdXNynDDs9— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 19, 2017 21. £198m for Neymar To put that into context, that's a week's stay for a family of five at Center Parcs with 3 kids who want to do everything— Sam Roberts (@samrobertsrugby) August 2, 2017 22. Kevin Friend getting his final warning from Zlatan. ���� #mufc#Afcbpic.twitter.com/tUGD1X73eW— Joe Cawthorn (@josephcawthorn) March 4, 2017 23. how have I just seen a lad out for a meal watching the football on the sly �� pic.twitter.com/ZuAXesebxS— lucy (@grimxz) February 15, 2017 24. ������ pic.twitter.com/78fn3bs7gM— Michael Duffy (@michaelduffy_01) November 10, 2017 25. When the ref asks to see ur studs before kick off pic.twitter.com/7HyDQ5PwUE— CallumOgston (@CallumOgston) April 30, 2017 26. Half of all boxing photos look like gay weddings pic.twitter.com/K3sOhm2VlK— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) September 16, 2017 27. Sky's new player graphics look like the loading screen to a triple threat match on Smackdown vs Raw 2007 pic.twitter.com/yx9E8Ob8qf— Robbo (@RobV96) August 11, 2017 28. Think I've found my favourite ever GIF pic.twitter.com/CVDDwthfBw— ' (@GerrardsPrime) July 13, 2017 29. Summer for me is about time with family . pic.twitter.com/dtft1CZoyl— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) June 19, 2017 30. Shouts to Cowdenbeath's Jordan Garden for conceding the greatest penalty of this, or any other, season - pic.twitter.com/VqruEUB8pF— Craig G Telfer (@CraigGTelfer) October 29, 2017 31. Who's Louis??? �������� @SkySportsNews#PLpic.twitter.com/9ZUIeCJBgc— Yannick Bolasie (@YannickBolasie) October 14, 2017 32. Sound required Can't explain why but this video of Phil Neville doing step overs to the piano from Vanessa Carlton's 1000 miles brings me so much joy pic.twitter.com/QySJ5MHnmP— Si Lloyd (@SmnLlyd5) October 13, 2017 33. When your maw sends you to Asda with yer da pic.twitter.com/tUIXLrmvTD— grant rudder (@grantrudder) February 10, 2017 34. hey shaq ���� pic.twitter.com/YCrSufiyk7— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) February 5, 2017 35. Sound required So my dads soccer team won and this was the result.... �������������� pic.twitter.com/3zdHmf0E5P— صوفيا (@sdeezy_) October 8, 2017 36. I said I've been to the year 3000 not much has changed but I did see Ray parlour pic.twitter.com/R5uwjAMlUy— Tom Cardus (@tom_cardus) September 15, 2017 37. pic.twitter.com/Qxzzvaq8V6— Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam) August 25, 2017 38. Yesterday's game summed up in 11 seconds..... pic.twitter.com/JgDBmVrUGe— Greg Clayton (@gregclayo) August 20, 2017 39. Sound required Currently watching Ospina trying to pronounce "share" on loop. pic.twitter.com/5q0bL3vDT5— Andy Ha (@_AndyHa) August 2, 2017 40. #morningcommute@StuartBroad8 not awkward at all. pic.twitter.com/0uKohIGfRX— Joe Root (@root66) July 29, 2017 41. For some reason Rafa looks like an unscrupulous local businessman trying to laugh off accusations from the BBC's Rogue Traders pic.twitter.com/UXQy83q4lA— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) July 3, 2017 42. BREAKING: Kriss Akabusi is wearing a short sleeved suit jacket on Sky News. pic.twitter.com/A7tCne5UtJ— Kevin Scott (@KevinScottHT) June 22, 2017 43. News of Alex Bruce's release seems to be news to Alex Bruce Credit: Twitter 44. The Arsenal team have arrived. Ty starts at right wingback pic.twitter.com/UWPM52fbps— Kick Arse (@kickarseHD) April 17, 2017 45. 5 - Slight delay in the match. Pig thrown onto the pitch. #COYR— BarnsleyFootballClub (@BarnsleyFC) April 1, 2017 46. Someone please find the sniper in the stands !! Hahaha ���� @kylewalker2 u ok boi ?! �������� pic.twitter.com/0BNIUbrTNI— Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) September 9, 2017 47. I can't prove it for sure, but I'm pretty definite various Egyptian civilisations from the 1st century BC onwards have been waiting for Mo Salah pic.twitter.com/JOaS3EMPkF— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) November 30, 2017 48. Don't want to alarm anyone at Marseille, but I'm not sure Kostas Mitroglou writing his name on the table is legally binding pic.twitter.com/5BmcGoO5Vp— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) September 1, 2017 49. This makes having this stupid name all my stupid life entirely worthwhile pic.twitter.com/6kLYd3Qtj7— Steven Chicken (@StevenChicken) August 31, 2017 50. Alan Brazil and Southend manager Phil Brown are discussing the North Korea crisis on Talksport. What a time to be (briefly) alive.— Steve Anglesey (@sanglesey) August 9, 2017 51. Sam Allardyce, Craig Shakespeare & Sammy Lee. Has their ever been a management team more likely to be found in a carvery?— Gilles (@gillesoffthenet) November 29, 2017 52. A snapshot of what life under a Sean Dyche dictatorship might be like. pic.twitter.com/otYJ6IT0sM— Matt Summers (@Matchewww) November 20, 2017 53. Just using the Football Manager editor to allow players to get 17th Century illnesses and injuries. Glen Johnson caught the plague. pic.twitter.com/ubCJ3B1oYW— Panini Cheapskates (@CheapPanini) September 24, 2017 54. Frank Lampard on 9/11 and how a bad situation became even worse pic.twitter.com/SYuU7glMR0— RamAlbumClub (@RamAlbumClub) September 11, 2017 55. 4 years later. Wayne Rooney still pissing these two City fans off #mufcpic.twitter.com/ajoBeOKCnp— Adam (@kamikazemufc) August 21, 2017 56. Rangers have been dumped out of Europe by a team from a country that you could completely carpet, with underlay, for under £75.— Danny Baker (@prodnose) July 4, 2017 57. Getting married tomorrow. Most advice has been to "just enjoy the day", like a League One side about to lose a Wembley FA Cup semi-final 5-0— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) April 12, 2017 58. I thought we'd got rid of this kind of hooliganism from the English game... pic.twitter.com/dZMTBKNevw— FinⓄ (@Fino76) April 8, 2017 59. Bilic looks like a disgraced sea captain explaining why a ship capsized. pic.twitter.com/FiotQZEXOW— its christmas tom (@toonlowdown) March 6, 2017 60. #NewProfilePicpic.twitter.com/KgjNHDEF0Q— Mido (@midoahm) December 7, 2017 61. 'Champions of England, you'll never sing that', sing the Chelsea fans to Huddersfield who won their first league title 31 years before Chelsea— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) December 12, 2017 62. Real Madrid's new signing Theo Hernandez's attempt at kick-ups is the funniest thing you'll see tonight. pic.twitter.com/kGfyD0XGuq— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) July 10, 2017 63. pic.twitter.com/kccBZrW3XP— Deadspin (@Deadspin) February 11, 2017 64. Lustig and Sinclair resort to desperate measures in attempt to defy ice lolly ban at photoshoot pic.twitter.com/9z5u67Pcmn— Oldfirmfacts (@Oldfirmfacts1) June 12, 2017 65. The Fog, The Moves, it could be a Thriller �� #lionsnz17#AllBlacks#MaoriAllBlacks#LionsTourNZ2017pic.twitter.com/ICmtNcPDl8— KC (@kcshowcork) June 17, 2017 66. Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose football. Choose being Chelsea's new backup central defender. pic.twitter.com/CbOsPa0xO3— David★Jack (@DamJef) August 20, 2017 67. This is the coldest move by a punter I've ever seen pic.twitter.com/TBlGStBsvi— Eric Fawcett (@Efawcett7) August 27, 2017 68. The Panama ball boy did what he had to do to get his country to the World Cup last night... �� pic.twitter.com/VuJpFrZRvR— The Away Fans Videos (@TheAwayFansVids) October 11, 2017 69. Alan Shearer responds to bald-faced lies on Twitter Credit: Twitter 70. Live scenes in Everton's boardroom pic.twitter.com/7HuB73rxkF— Joe Gilmore (@Gilology) October 23, 2017 71. This is the new official GIF for when a joke goes over someone’s head pic.twitter.com/MqhKPbayCF— Santhony Irwin (@AnthonyIrwinLA) September 16, 2017 72.Sound required Big recovery from Mike Wedderburn #SSNpic.twitter.com/kHuYPGWMZv— Arash Rezai (@rezla) August 22, 2017 73. Whoever drops the fiver first loses winner keeps fiver! When you want to watch the fitba in peace ���� pic.twitter.com/NibpgGcaDT— @thommybhoy (@eirebhoy) August 21, 2017 74. "Jed, I'll level with you. I'm really scared" pic.twitter.com/W0AoVX5HaT— Con. (@iamconnaugh) July 4, 2017 75. This is Chuckie and Tommy from Rugrats now. Feel old yet? pic.twitter.com/K9sbH187rr— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) May 2, 2017 76. Mum of the Year 2017 pic.twitter.com/WxbYXCGmQs— Brian Spanner (@BrianSpanner1) March 11, 2017 77. Positive week, managed to get through 20 minutes of ice skating without getting injured ������ pic.twitter.com/FjCvOmLQif— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) December 5, 2017 78. When you got an open goal but your teams defence is so bad you gotta make sure you’re not conceding at the same time pic.twitter.com/XPlL8t0aHs— #BWIGM (@JamzLdnKmt) November 21, 2017 79. Wait... Wait... ���� Did this guy really try and bicycle kick a balloon in broad daylight on the street �������� #ImHowlingpic.twitter.com/GbPulBbxqc— #3ShotsOfTequila (@MarvAbbey) November 12, 2017 80. Andy Gray thinks Tony Blair was Prime Minister in the 1970s; Richard Keys 'corrects' him that it was the 1980s. pic.twitter.com/ig1sK3WpUg— Ashley Connick (@AshleyConnick) September 15, 2017 81. Paul Scholes tries not to laugh Gerrard talks about failing to win the league ������ #mufcpic.twitter.com/d2zu5bRTg4— United Xtra (@utdxtra) October 18, 2017
Ultimately, the unrelenting passage of time will render everything we hold dear meaningless - but while we grapple with the incomprehensible inevitability of death, the media of sport and Twitter offer us brief, fleeting relief from our existential angst. Here are 81 times the joy of sport and Twitter combined to remind us that as few as 280 characters can provide momentary happiness. Enjoy. 1. pic.twitter.com/94wMfljmYP— Ali Tweedale (@alitweedale) October 25, 2017 2. Sound required I’m Ron Burgundy??? pic.twitter.com/FErIPu1unk— Brendan Tobin (@Brendan_Tobin) October 15, 2017 3. Woah - extremely creepy footage of Jürgen Klopp fighting off an army of ghosts. This is genuinely chilling pic.twitter.com/5Ajc9VxltD— Scott (@Flying_Inside) September 23, 2017 4. When marshals attack. pic.twitter.com/bv7pLHz8XI— Skratch (@Skratch) September 20, 2017 5. The greatest thing to ever happen in the group chat pic.twitter.com/utNGYSgHdG— dm (@dmatthewmxn) August 18, 2017 6. @jk_rowling hi. Can I speak to you please.— Louis Saha (@louissaha08) August 2, 2017 7. The lady's not for timing pic.twitter.com/X77P054fqN— James Dart (@James_Dart) June 13, 2017 8. Classic Redknapp wheeling and dealing pic.twitter.com/JUqDyoHsJ1— tomfordyce (@tomfordyce) May 18, 2017 9. Nelson Vivas auditions for the Incredible Hulk after being sent off during Boca-Estudiantes. pic.twitter.com/7wgPCkT2E2— Daniel Edwards (@DanEdwardsGoal) May 7, 2017 10. �� Mario Balotelli going through airport security last night. What a hero. pic.twitter.com/PPLKMKeI3w— FourFourTweet (@FourFourTweet) April 8, 2017 11. Ian Wright looks like Danny Murphy's social worker, trying to put in a good word for him to the parole board pic.twitter.com/liVgbQ5Tpk— Scott (@Flying_Inside) February 11, 2017 12. This picture of Sam Allardyce dressed up as Cheryl Cole at a charity Christmas party is utterly sensational. pic.twitter.com/KMn9T5wOF6— Andy Ha (@_AndyHa) January 23, 2017 13. Stearman and Weimann scoring for Wolves, whose names sound like a Geordie lady begging her husband not to leave.— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) January 28, 2017 14. Think Garth Crooks has just died pic.twitter.com/coyzWNi5bw— James (@arghappy) April 29, 2017 15. Imagine signing a player called Mambo and not giving him the number 5 shirt. Poor form from Ebbsfleet United. pic.twitter.com/ZFjVGlXRIV— Joe (@RedAndWhite11) November 11, 2017 16. Tony Adams new training regime is underway at Granada! You can't beat it �� pic.twitter.com/x34Lk3wlCJ— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) April 15, 2017 17. Swear this bloke is taping a toy car to his leg? �� pic.twitter.com/Owj84o4tEX— Harry Reekie (@HarryESPN) September 10, 2017 18. When you meet your lifelong hero and your girlfriend takes a bunny filtered photo... pic.twitter.com/6ftuqybp7w— Stewart Russell (@stewartrussell) August 9, 2017 19. When you already picked your character in Tekken & your brother still tryna decide. pic.twitter.com/0CybBU3vx3— Craig The DJ (@DJTGIF) July 12, 2017 20. �� pic.twitter.com/vdXNynDDs9— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 19, 2017 21. £198m for Neymar To put that into context, that's a week's stay for a family of five at Center Parcs with 3 kids who want to do everything— Sam Roberts (@samrobertsrugby) August 2, 2017 22. Kevin Friend getting his final warning from Zlatan. ���� #mufc#Afcbpic.twitter.com/tUGD1X73eW— Joe Cawthorn (@josephcawthorn) March 4, 2017 23. how have I just seen a lad out for a meal watching the football on the sly �� pic.twitter.com/ZuAXesebxS— lucy (@grimxz) February 15, 2017 24. ������ pic.twitter.com/78fn3bs7gM— Michael Duffy (@michaelduffy_01) November 10, 2017 25. When the ref asks to see ur studs before kick off pic.twitter.com/7HyDQ5PwUE— CallumOgston (@CallumOgston) April 30, 2017 26. Half of all boxing photos look like gay weddings pic.twitter.com/K3sOhm2VlK— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) September 16, 2017 27. Sky's new player graphics look like the loading screen to a triple threat match on Smackdown vs Raw 2007 pic.twitter.com/yx9E8Ob8qf— Robbo (@RobV96) August 11, 2017 28. Think I've found my favourite ever GIF pic.twitter.com/CVDDwthfBw— ' (@GerrardsPrime) July 13, 2017 29. Summer for me is about time with family . pic.twitter.com/dtft1CZoyl— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) June 19, 2017 30. Shouts to Cowdenbeath's Jordan Garden for conceding the greatest penalty of this, or any other, season - pic.twitter.com/VqruEUB8pF— Craig G Telfer (@CraigGTelfer) October 29, 2017 31. Who's Louis??? �������� @SkySportsNews#PLpic.twitter.com/9ZUIeCJBgc— Yannick Bolasie (@YannickBolasie) October 14, 2017 32. Sound required Can't explain why but this video of Phil Neville doing step overs to the piano from Vanessa Carlton's 1000 miles brings me so much joy pic.twitter.com/QySJ5MHnmP— Si Lloyd (@SmnLlyd5) October 13, 2017 33. When your maw sends you to Asda with yer da pic.twitter.com/tUIXLrmvTD— grant rudder (@grantrudder) February 10, 2017 34. hey shaq ���� pic.twitter.com/YCrSufiyk7— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) February 5, 2017 35. Sound required So my dads soccer team won and this was the result.... �������������� pic.twitter.com/3zdHmf0E5P— صوفيا (@sdeezy_) October 8, 2017 36. I said I've been to the year 3000 not much has changed but I did see Ray parlour pic.twitter.com/R5uwjAMlUy— Tom Cardus (@tom_cardus) September 15, 2017 37. pic.twitter.com/Qxzzvaq8V6— Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam) August 25, 2017 38. Yesterday's game summed up in 11 seconds..... pic.twitter.com/JgDBmVrUGe— Greg Clayton (@gregclayo) August 20, 2017 39. Sound required Currently watching Ospina trying to pronounce "share" on loop. pic.twitter.com/5q0bL3vDT5— Andy Ha (@_AndyHa) August 2, 2017 40. #morningcommute@StuartBroad8 not awkward at all. pic.twitter.com/0uKohIGfRX— Joe Root (@root66) July 29, 2017 41. For some reason Rafa looks like an unscrupulous local businessman trying to laugh off accusations from the BBC's Rogue Traders pic.twitter.com/UXQy83q4lA— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) July 3, 2017 42. BREAKING: Kriss Akabusi is wearing a short sleeved suit jacket on Sky News. pic.twitter.com/A7tCne5UtJ— Kevin Scott (@KevinScottHT) June 22, 2017 43. News of Alex Bruce's release seems to be news to Alex Bruce Credit: Twitter 44. The Arsenal team have arrived. Ty starts at right wingback pic.twitter.com/UWPM52fbps— Kick Arse (@kickarseHD) April 17, 2017 45. 5 - Slight delay in the match. Pig thrown onto the pitch. #COYR— BarnsleyFootballClub (@BarnsleyFC) April 1, 2017 46. Someone please find the sniper in the stands !! Hahaha ���� @kylewalker2 u ok boi ?! �������� pic.twitter.com/0BNIUbrTNI— Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) September 9, 2017 47. I can't prove it for sure, but I'm pretty definite various Egyptian civilisations from the 1st century BC onwards have been waiting for Mo Salah pic.twitter.com/JOaS3EMPkF— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) November 30, 2017 48. Don't want to alarm anyone at Marseille, but I'm not sure Kostas Mitroglou writing his name on the table is legally binding pic.twitter.com/5BmcGoO5Vp— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) September 1, 2017 49. This makes having this stupid name all my stupid life entirely worthwhile pic.twitter.com/6kLYd3Qtj7— Steven Chicken (@StevenChicken) August 31, 2017 50. Alan Brazil and Southend manager Phil Brown are discussing the North Korea crisis on Talksport. What a time to be (briefly) alive.— Steve Anglesey (@sanglesey) August 9, 2017 51. Sam Allardyce, Craig Shakespeare & Sammy Lee. Has their ever been a management team more likely to be found in a carvery?— Gilles (@gillesoffthenet) November 29, 2017 52. A snapshot of what life under a Sean Dyche dictatorship might be like. pic.twitter.com/otYJ6IT0sM— Matt Summers (@Matchewww) November 20, 2017 53. Just using the Football Manager editor to allow players to get 17th Century illnesses and injuries. Glen Johnson caught the plague. pic.twitter.com/ubCJ3B1oYW— Panini Cheapskates (@CheapPanini) September 24, 2017 54. Frank Lampard on 9/11 and how a bad situation became even worse pic.twitter.com/SYuU7glMR0— RamAlbumClub (@RamAlbumClub) September 11, 2017 55. 4 years later. Wayne Rooney still pissing these two City fans off #mufcpic.twitter.com/ajoBeOKCnp— Adam (@kamikazemufc) August 21, 2017 56. Rangers have been dumped out of Europe by a team from a country that you could completely carpet, with underlay, for under £75.— Danny Baker (@prodnose) July 4, 2017 57. Getting married tomorrow. Most advice has been to "just enjoy the day", like a League One side about to lose a Wembley FA Cup semi-final 5-0— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) April 12, 2017 58. I thought we'd got rid of this kind of hooliganism from the English game... pic.twitter.com/dZMTBKNevw— FinⓄ (@Fino76) April 8, 2017 59. Bilic looks like a disgraced sea captain explaining why a ship capsized. pic.twitter.com/FiotQZEXOW— its christmas tom (@toonlowdown) March 6, 2017 60. #NewProfilePicpic.twitter.com/KgjNHDEF0Q— Mido (@midoahm) December 7, 2017 61. 'Champions of England, you'll never sing that', sing the Chelsea fans to Huddersfield who won their first league title 31 years before Chelsea— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) December 12, 2017 62. Real Madrid's new signing Theo Hernandez's attempt at kick-ups is the funniest thing you'll see tonight. pic.twitter.com/kGfyD0XGuq— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) July 10, 2017 63. pic.twitter.com/kccBZrW3XP— Deadspin (@Deadspin) February 11, 2017 64. Lustig and Sinclair resort to desperate measures in attempt to defy ice lolly ban at photoshoot pic.twitter.com/9z5u67Pcmn— Oldfirmfacts (@Oldfirmfacts1) June 12, 2017 65. The Fog, The Moves, it could be a Thriller �� #lionsnz17#AllBlacks#MaoriAllBlacks#LionsTourNZ2017pic.twitter.com/ICmtNcPDl8— KC (@kcshowcork) June 17, 2017 66. Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose football. Choose being Chelsea's new backup central defender. pic.twitter.com/CbOsPa0xO3— David★Jack (@DamJef) August 20, 2017 67. This is the coldest move by a punter I've ever seen pic.twitter.com/TBlGStBsvi— Eric Fawcett (@Efawcett7) August 27, 2017 68. The Panama ball boy did what he had to do to get his country to the World Cup last night... �� pic.twitter.com/VuJpFrZRvR— The Away Fans Videos (@TheAwayFansVids) October 11, 2017 69. Alan Shearer responds to bald-faced lies on Twitter Credit: Twitter 70. Live scenes in Everton's boardroom pic.twitter.com/7HuB73rxkF— Joe Gilmore (@Gilology) October 23, 2017 71. This is the new official GIF for when a joke goes over someone’s head pic.twitter.com/MqhKPbayCF— Santhony Irwin (@AnthonyIrwinLA) September 16, 2017 72.Sound required Big recovery from Mike Wedderburn #SSNpic.twitter.com/kHuYPGWMZv— Arash Rezai (@rezla) August 22, 2017 73. Whoever drops the fiver first loses winner keeps fiver! When you want to watch the fitba in peace ���� pic.twitter.com/NibpgGcaDT— @thommybhoy (@eirebhoy) August 21, 2017 74. "Jed, I'll level with you. I'm really scared" pic.twitter.com/W0AoVX5HaT— Con. (@iamconnaugh) July 4, 2017 75. This is Chuckie and Tommy from Rugrats now. Feel old yet? pic.twitter.com/K9sbH187rr— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) May 2, 2017 76. Mum of the Year 2017 pic.twitter.com/WxbYXCGmQs— Brian Spanner (@BrianSpanner1) March 11, 2017 77. Positive week, managed to get through 20 minutes of ice skating without getting injured ������ pic.twitter.com/FjCvOmLQif— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) December 5, 2017 78. When you got an open goal but your teams defence is so bad you gotta make sure you’re not conceding at the same time pic.twitter.com/XPlL8t0aHs— #BWIGM (@JamzLdnKmt) November 21, 2017 79. Wait... Wait... ���� Did this guy really try and bicycle kick a balloon in broad daylight on the street �������� #ImHowlingpic.twitter.com/GbPulBbxqc— #3ShotsOfTequila (@MarvAbbey) November 12, 2017 80. Andy Gray thinks Tony Blair was Prime Minister in the 1970s; Richard Keys 'corrects' him that it was the 1980s. pic.twitter.com/ig1sK3WpUg— Ashley Connick (@AshleyConnick) September 15, 2017 81. Paul Scholes tries not to laugh Gerrard talks about failing to win the league ������ #mufcpic.twitter.com/d2zu5bRTg4— United Xtra (@utdxtra) October 18, 2017
81 sport tweets that made us laugh and cry in 2017
Ultimately, the unrelenting passage of time will render everything we hold dear meaningless - but while we grapple with the incomprehensible inevitability of death, the media of sport and Twitter offer us brief, fleeting relief from our existential angst. Here are 81 times the joy of sport and Twitter combined to remind us that as few as 280 characters can provide momentary happiness. Enjoy. 1. pic.twitter.com/94wMfljmYP— Ali Tweedale (@alitweedale) October 25, 2017 2. Sound required I’m Ron Burgundy??? pic.twitter.com/FErIPu1unk— Brendan Tobin (@Brendan_Tobin) October 15, 2017 3. Woah - extremely creepy footage of Jürgen Klopp fighting off an army of ghosts. This is genuinely chilling pic.twitter.com/5Ajc9VxltD— Scott (@Flying_Inside) September 23, 2017 4. When marshals attack. pic.twitter.com/bv7pLHz8XI— Skratch (@Skratch) September 20, 2017 5. The greatest thing to ever happen in the group chat pic.twitter.com/utNGYSgHdG— dm (@dmatthewmxn) August 18, 2017 6. @jk_rowling hi. Can I speak to you please.— Louis Saha (@louissaha08) August 2, 2017 7. The lady's not for timing pic.twitter.com/X77P054fqN— James Dart (@James_Dart) June 13, 2017 8. Classic Redknapp wheeling and dealing pic.twitter.com/JUqDyoHsJ1— tomfordyce (@tomfordyce) May 18, 2017 9. Nelson Vivas auditions for the Incredible Hulk after being sent off during Boca-Estudiantes. pic.twitter.com/7wgPCkT2E2— Daniel Edwards (@DanEdwardsGoal) May 7, 2017 10. �� Mario Balotelli going through airport security last night. What a hero. pic.twitter.com/PPLKMKeI3w— FourFourTweet (@FourFourTweet) April 8, 2017 11. Ian Wright looks like Danny Murphy's social worker, trying to put in a good word for him to the parole board pic.twitter.com/liVgbQ5Tpk— Scott (@Flying_Inside) February 11, 2017 12. This picture of Sam Allardyce dressed up as Cheryl Cole at a charity Christmas party is utterly sensational. pic.twitter.com/KMn9T5wOF6— Andy Ha (@_AndyHa) January 23, 2017 13. Stearman and Weimann scoring for Wolves, whose names sound like a Geordie lady begging her husband not to leave.— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) January 28, 2017 14. Think Garth Crooks has just died pic.twitter.com/coyzWNi5bw— James (@arghappy) April 29, 2017 15. Imagine signing a player called Mambo and not giving him the number 5 shirt. Poor form from Ebbsfleet United. pic.twitter.com/ZFjVGlXRIV— Joe (@RedAndWhite11) November 11, 2017 16. Tony Adams new training regime is underway at Granada! You can't beat it �� pic.twitter.com/x34Lk3wlCJ— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) April 15, 2017 17. Swear this bloke is taping a toy car to his leg? �� pic.twitter.com/Owj84o4tEX— Harry Reekie (@HarryESPN) September 10, 2017 18. When you meet your lifelong hero and your girlfriend takes a bunny filtered photo... pic.twitter.com/6ftuqybp7w— Stewart Russell (@stewartrussell) August 9, 2017 19. When you already picked your character in Tekken & your brother still tryna decide. pic.twitter.com/0CybBU3vx3— Craig The DJ (@DJTGIF) July 12, 2017 20. �� pic.twitter.com/vdXNynDDs9— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 19, 2017 21. £198m for Neymar To put that into context, that's a week's stay for a family of five at Center Parcs with 3 kids who want to do everything— Sam Roberts (@samrobertsrugby) August 2, 2017 22. Kevin Friend getting his final warning from Zlatan. ���� #mufc#Afcbpic.twitter.com/tUGD1X73eW— Joe Cawthorn (@josephcawthorn) March 4, 2017 23. how have I just seen a lad out for a meal watching the football on the sly �� pic.twitter.com/ZuAXesebxS— lucy (@grimxz) February 15, 2017 24. ������ pic.twitter.com/78fn3bs7gM— Michael Duffy (@michaelduffy_01) November 10, 2017 25. When the ref asks to see ur studs before kick off pic.twitter.com/7HyDQ5PwUE— CallumOgston (@CallumOgston) April 30, 2017 26. Half of all boxing photos look like gay weddings pic.twitter.com/K3sOhm2VlK— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) September 16, 2017 27. Sky's new player graphics look like the loading screen to a triple threat match on Smackdown vs Raw 2007 pic.twitter.com/yx9E8Ob8qf— Robbo (@RobV96) August 11, 2017 28. Think I've found my favourite ever GIF pic.twitter.com/CVDDwthfBw— ' (@GerrardsPrime) July 13, 2017 29. Summer for me is about time with family . pic.twitter.com/dtft1CZoyl— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) June 19, 2017 30. Shouts to Cowdenbeath's Jordan Garden for conceding the greatest penalty of this, or any other, season - pic.twitter.com/VqruEUB8pF— Craig G Telfer (@CraigGTelfer) October 29, 2017 31. Who's Louis??? �������� @SkySportsNews#PLpic.twitter.com/9ZUIeCJBgc— Yannick Bolasie (@YannickBolasie) October 14, 2017 32. Sound required Can't explain why but this video of Phil Neville doing step overs to the piano from Vanessa Carlton's 1000 miles brings me so much joy pic.twitter.com/QySJ5MHnmP— Si Lloyd (@SmnLlyd5) October 13, 2017 33. When your maw sends you to Asda with yer da pic.twitter.com/tUIXLrmvTD— grant rudder (@grantrudder) February 10, 2017 34. hey shaq ���� pic.twitter.com/YCrSufiyk7— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) February 5, 2017 35. Sound required So my dads soccer team won and this was the result.... �������������� pic.twitter.com/3zdHmf0E5P— صوفيا (@sdeezy_) October 8, 2017 36. I said I've been to the year 3000 not much has changed but I did see Ray parlour pic.twitter.com/R5uwjAMlUy— Tom Cardus (@tom_cardus) September 15, 2017 37. pic.twitter.com/Qxzzvaq8V6— Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam) August 25, 2017 38. Yesterday's game summed up in 11 seconds..... pic.twitter.com/JgDBmVrUGe— Greg Clayton (@gregclayo) August 20, 2017 39. Sound required Currently watching Ospina trying to pronounce "share" on loop. pic.twitter.com/5q0bL3vDT5— Andy Ha (@_AndyHa) August 2, 2017 40. #morningcommute@StuartBroad8 not awkward at all. pic.twitter.com/0uKohIGfRX— Joe Root (@root66) July 29, 2017 41. For some reason Rafa looks like an unscrupulous local businessman trying to laugh off accusations from the BBC's Rogue Traders pic.twitter.com/UXQy83q4lA— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) July 3, 2017 42. BREAKING: Kriss Akabusi is wearing a short sleeved suit jacket on Sky News. pic.twitter.com/A7tCne5UtJ— Kevin Scott (@KevinScottHT) June 22, 2017 43. News of Alex Bruce's release seems to be news to Alex Bruce Credit: Twitter 44. The Arsenal team have arrived. Ty starts at right wingback pic.twitter.com/UWPM52fbps— Kick Arse (@kickarseHD) April 17, 2017 45. 5 - Slight delay in the match. Pig thrown onto the pitch. #COYR— BarnsleyFootballClub (@BarnsleyFC) April 1, 2017 46. Someone please find the sniper in the stands !! Hahaha ���� @kylewalker2 u ok boi ?! �������� pic.twitter.com/0BNIUbrTNI— Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) September 9, 2017 47. I can't prove it for sure, but I'm pretty definite various Egyptian civilisations from the 1st century BC onwards have been waiting for Mo Salah pic.twitter.com/JOaS3EMPkF— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) November 30, 2017 48. Don't want to alarm anyone at Marseille, but I'm not sure Kostas Mitroglou writing his name on the table is legally binding pic.twitter.com/5BmcGoO5Vp— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) September 1, 2017 49. This makes having this stupid name all my stupid life entirely worthwhile pic.twitter.com/6kLYd3Qtj7— Steven Chicken (@StevenChicken) August 31, 2017 50. Alan Brazil and Southend manager Phil Brown are discussing the North Korea crisis on Talksport. What a time to be (briefly) alive.— Steve Anglesey (@sanglesey) August 9, 2017 51. Sam Allardyce, Craig Shakespeare & Sammy Lee. Has their ever been a management team more likely to be found in a carvery?— Gilles (@gillesoffthenet) November 29, 2017 52. A snapshot of what life under a Sean Dyche dictatorship might be like. pic.twitter.com/otYJ6IT0sM— Matt Summers (@Matchewww) November 20, 2017 53. Just using the Football Manager editor to allow players to get 17th Century illnesses and injuries. Glen Johnson caught the plague. pic.twitter.com/ubCJ3B1oYW— Panini Cheapskates (@CheapPanini) September 24, 2017 54. Frank Lampard on 9/11 and how a bad situation became even worse pic.twitter.com/SYuU7glMR0— RamAlbumClub (@RamAlbumClub) September 11, 2017 55. 4 years later. Wayne Rooney still pissing these two City fans off #mufcpic.twitter.com/ajoBeOKCnp— Adam (@kamikazemufc) August 21, 2017 56. Rangers have been dumped out of Europe by a team from a country that you could completely carpet, with underlay, for under £75.— Danny Baker (@prodnose) July 4, 2017 57. Getting married tomorrow. Most advice has been to "just enjoy the day", like a League One side about to lose a Wembley FA Cup semi-final 5-0— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) April 12, 2017 58. I thought we'd got rid of this kind of hooliganism from the English game... pic.twitter.com/dZMTBKNevw— FinⓄ (@Fino76) April 8, 2017 59. Bilic looks like a disgraced sea captain explaining why a ship capsized. pic.twitter.com/FiotQZEXOW— its christmas tom (@toonlowdown) March 6, 2017 60. #NewProfilePicpic.twitter.com/KgjNHDEF0Q— Mido (@midoahm) December 7, 2017 61. 'Champions of England, you'll never sing that', sing the Chelsea fans to Huddersfield who won their first league title 31 years before Chelsea— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) December 12, 2017 62. Real Madrid's new signing Theo Hernandez's attempt at kick-ups is the funniest thing you'll see tonight. pic.twitter.com/kGfyD0XGuq— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) July 10, 2017 63. pic.twitter.com/kccBZrW3XP— Deadspin (@Deadspin) February 11, 2017 64. Lustig and Sinclair resort to desperate measures in attempt to defy ice lolly ban at photoshoot pic.twitter.com/9z5u67Pcmn— Oldfirmfacts (@Oldfirmfacts1) June 12, 2017 65. The Fog, The Moves, it could be a Thriller �� #lionsnz17#AllBlacks#MaoriAllBlacks#LionsTourNZ2017pic.twitter.com/ICmtNcPDl8— KC (@kcshowcork) June 17, 2017 66. Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose football. Choose being Chelsea's new backup central defender. pic.twitter.com/CbOsPa0xO3— David★Jack (@DamJef) August 20, 2017 67. This is the coldest move by a punter I've ever seen pic.twitter.com/TBlGStBsvi— Eric Fawcett (@Efawcett7) August 27, 2017 68. The Panama ball boy did what he had to do to get his country to the World Cup last night... �� pic.twitter.com/VuJpFrZRvR— The Away Fans Videos (@TheAwayFansVids) October 11, 2017 69. Alan Shearer responds to bald-faced lies on Twitter Credit: Twitter 70. Live scenes in Everton's boardroom pic.twitter.com/7HuB73rxkF— Joe Gilmore (@Gilology) October 23, 2017 71. This is the new official GIF for when a joke goes over someone’s head pic.twitter.com/MqhKPbayCF— Santhony Irwin (@AnthonyIrwinLA) September 16, 2017 72.Sound required Big recovery from Mike Wedderburn #SSNpic.twitter.com/kHuYPGWMZv— Arash Rezai (@rezla) August 22, 2017 73. Whoever drops the fiver first loses winner keeps fiver! When you want to watch the fitba in peace ���� pic.twitter.com/NibpgGcaDT— @thommybhoy (@eirebhoy) August 21, 2017 74. "Jed, I'll level with you. I'm really scared" pic.twitter.com/W0AoVX5HaT— Con. (@iamconnaugh) July 4, 2017 75. This is Chuckie and Tommy from Rugrats now. Feel old yet? pic.twitter.com/K9sbH187rr— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) May 2, 2017 76. Mum of the Year 2017 pic.twitter.com/WxbYXCGmQs— Brian Spanner (@BrianSpanner1) March 11, 2017 77. Positive week, managed to get through 20 minutes of ice skating without getting injured ������ pic.twitter.com/FjCvOmLQif— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) December 5, 2017 78. When you got an open goal but your teams defence is so bad you gotta make sure you’re not conceding at the same time pic.twitter.com/XPlL8t0aHs— #BWIGM (@JamzLdnKmt) November 21, 2017 79. Wait... Wait... ���� Did this guy really try and bicycle kick a balloon in broad daylight on the street �������� #ImHowlingpic.twitter.com/GbPulBbxqc— #3ShotsOfTequila (@MarvAbbey) November 12, 2017 80. Andy Gray thinks Tony Blair was Prime Minister in the 1970s; Richard Keys 'corrects' him that it was the 1980s. pic.twitter.com/ig1sK3WpUg— Ashley Connick (@AshleyConnick) September 15, 2017 81. Paul Scholes tries not to laugh Gerrard talks about failing to win the league ������ #mufcpic.twitter.com/d2zu5bRTg4— United Xtra (@utdxtra) October 18, 2017
Ultimately, the unrelenting passage of time will render everything we hold dear meaningless - but while we grapple with the incomprehensible inevitability of death, the media of sport and Twitter offer us brief, fleeting relief from our existential angst. Here are 81 times the joy of sport and Twitter combined to remind us that as few as 280 characters can provide momentary happiness. Enjoy. 1. pic.twitter.com/94wMfljmYP— Ali Tweedale (@alitweedale) October 25, 2017 2. Sound required I’m Ron Burgundy??? pic.twitter.com/FErIPu1unk— Brendan Tobin (@Brendan_Tobin) October 15, 2017 3. Woah - extremely creepy footage of Jürgen Klopp fighting off an army of ghosts. This is genuinely chilling pic.twitter.com/5Ajc9VxltD— Scott (@Flying_Inside) September 23, 2017 4. When marshals attack. pic.twitter.com/bv7pLHz8XI— Skratch (@Skratch) September 20, 2017 5. The greatest thing to ever happen in the group chat pic.twitter.com/utNGYSgHdG— dm (@dmatthewmxn) August 18, 2017 6. @jk_rowling hi. Can I speak to you please.— Louis Saha (@louissaha08) August 2, 2017 7. The lady's not for timing pic.twitter.com/X77P054fqN— James Dart (@James_Dart) June 13, 2017 8. Classic Redknapp wheeling and dealing pic.twitter.com/JUqDyoHsJ1— tomfordyce (@tomfordyce) May 18, 2017 9. Nelson Vivas auditions for the Incredible Hulk after being sent off during Boca-Estudiantes. pic.twitter.com/7wgPCkT2E2— Daniel Edwards (@DanEdwardsGoal) May 7, 2017 10. �� Mario Balotelli going through airport security last night. What a hero. pic.twitter.com/PPLKMKeI3w— FourFourTweet (@FourFourTweet) April 8, 2017 11. Ian Wright looks like Danny Murphy's social worker, trying to put in a good word for him to the parole board pic.twitter.com/liVgbQ5Tpk— Scott (@Flying_Inside) February 11, 2017 12. This picture of Sam Allardyce dressed up as Cheryl Cole at a charity Christmas party is utterly sensational. pic.twitter.com/KMn9T5wOF6— Andy Ha (@_AndyHa) January 23, 2017 13. Stearman and Weimann scoring for Wolves, whose names sound like a Geordie lady begging her husband not to leave.— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) January 28, 2017 14. Think Garth Crooks has just died pic.twitter.com/coyzWNi5bw— James (@arghappy) April 29, 2017 15. Imagine signing a player called Mambo and not giving him the number 5 shirt. Poor form from Ebbsfleet United. pic.twitter.com/ZFjVGlXRIV— Joe (@RedAndWhite11) November 11, 2017 16. Tony Adams new training regime is underway at Granada! You can't beat it �� pic.twitter.com/x34Lk3wlCJ— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) April 15, 2017 17. Swear this bloke is taping a toy car to his leg? �� pic.twitter.com/Owj84o4tEX— Harry Reekie (@HarryESPN) September 10, 2017 18. When you meet your lifelong hero and your girlfriend takes a bunny filtered photo... pic.twitter.com/6ftuqybp7w— Stewart Russell (@stewartrussell) August 9, 2017 19. When you already picked your character in Tekken & your brother still tryna decide. pic.twitter.com/0CybBU3vx3— Craig The DJ (@DJTGIF) July 12, 2017 20. �� pic.twitter.com/vdXNynDDs9— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 19, 2017 21. £198m for Neymar To put that into context, that's a week's stay for a family of five at Center Parcs with 3 kids who want to do everything— Sam Roberts (@samrobertsrugby) August 2, 2017 22. Kevin Friend getting his final warning from Zlatan. ���� #mufc#Afcbpic.twitter.com/tUGD1X73eW— Joe Cawthorn (@josephcawthorn) March 4, 2017 23. how have I just seen a lad out for a meal watching the football on the sly �� pic.twitter.com/ZuAXesebxS— lucy (@grimxz) February 15, 2017 24. ������ pic.twitter.com/78fn3bs7gM— Michael Duffy (@michaelduffy_01) November 10, 2017 25. When the ref asks to see ur studs before kick off pic.twitter.com/7HyDQ5PwUE— CallumOgston (@CallumOgston) April 30, 2017 26. Half of all boxing photos look like gay weddings pic.twitter.com/K3sOhm2VlK— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) September 16, 2017 27. Sky's new player graphics look like the loading screen to a triple threat match on Smackdown vs Raw 2007 pic.twitter.com/yx9E8Ob8qf— Robbo (@RobV96) August 11, 2017 28. Think I've found my favourite ever GIF pic.twitter.com/CVDDwthfBw— ' (@GerrardsPrime) July 13, 2017 29. Summer for me is about time with family . pic.twitter.com/dtft1CZoyl— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) June 19, 2017 30. Shouts to Cowdenbeath's Jordan Garden for conceding the greatest penalty of this, or any other, season - pic.twitter.com/VqruEUB8pF— Craig G Telfer (@CraigGTelfer) October 29, 2017 31. Who's Louis??? �������� @SkySportsNews#PLpic.twitter.com/9ZUIeCJBgc— Yannick Bolasie (@YannickBolasie) October 14, 2017 32. Sound required Can't explain why but this video of Phil Neville doing step overs to the piano from Vanessa Carlton's 1000 miles brings me so much joy pic.twitter.com/QySJ5MHnmP— Si Lloyd (@SmnLlyd5) October 13, 2017 33. When your maw sends you to Asda with yer da pic.twitter.com/tUIXLrmvTD— grant rudder (@grantrudder) February 10, 2017 34. hey shaq ���� pic.twitter.com/YCrSufiyk7— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) February 5, 2017 35. Sound required So my dads soccer team won and this was the result.... �������������� pic.twitter.com/3zdHmf0E5P— صوفيا (@sdeezy_) October 8, 2017 36. I said I've been to the year 3000 not much has changed but I did see Ray parlour pic.twitter.com/R5uwjAMlUy— Tom Cardus (@tom_cardus) September 15, 2017 37. pic.twitter.com/Qxzzvaq8V6— Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam) August 25, 2017 38. Yesterday's game summed up in 11 seconds..... pic.twitter.com/JgDBmVrUGe— Greg Clayton (@gregclayo) August 20, 2017 39. Sound required Currently watching Ospina trying to pronounce "share" on loop. pic.twitter.com/5q0bL3vDT5— Andy Ha (@_AndyHa) August 2, 2017 40. #morningcommute@StuartBroad8 not awkward at all. pic.twitter.com/0uKohIGfRX— Joe Root (@root66) July 29, 2017 41. For some reason Rafa looks like an unscrupulous local businessman trying to laugh off accusations from the BBC's Rogue Traders pic.twitter.com/UXQy83q4lA— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) July 3, 2017 42. BREAKING: Kriss Akabusi is wearing a short sleeved suit jacket on Sky News. pic.twitter.com/A7tCne5UtJ— Kevin Scott (@KevinScottHT) June 22, 2017 43. News of Alex Bruce's release seems to be news to Alex Bruce Credit: Twitter 44. The Arsenal team have arrived. Ty starts at right wingback pic.twitter.com/UWPM52fbps— Kick Arse (@kickarseHD) April 17, 2017 45. 5 - Slight delay in the match. Pig thrown onto the pitch. #COYR— BarnsleyFootballClub (@BarnsleyFC) April 1, 2017 46. Someone please find the sniper in the stands !! Hahaha ���� @kylewalker2 u ok boi ?! �������� pic.twitter.com/0BNIUbrTNI— Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) September 9, 2017 47. I can't prove it for sure, but I'm pretty definite various Egyptian civilisations from the 1st century BC onwards have been waiting for Mo Salah pic.twitter.com/JOaS3EMPkF— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) November 30, 2017 48. Don't want to alarm anyone at Marseille, but I'm not sure Kostas Mitroglou writing his name on the table is legally binding pic.twitter.com/5BmcGoO5Vp— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) September 1, 2017 49. This makes having this stupid name all my stupid life entirely worthwhile pic.twitter.com/6kLYd3Qtj7— Steven Chicken (@StevenChicken) August 31, 2017 50. Alan Brazil and Southend manager Phil Brown are discussing the North Korea crisis on Talksport. What a time to be (briefly) alive.— Steve Anglesey (@sanglesey) August 9, 2017 51. Sam Allardyce, Craig Shakespeare & Sammy Lee. Has their ever been a management team more likely to be found in a carvery?— Gilles (@gillesoffthenet) November 29, 2017 52. A snapshot of what life under a Sean Dyche dictatorship might be like. pic.twitter.com/otYJ6IT0sM— Matt Summers (@Matchewww) November 20, 2017 53. Just using the Football Manager editor to allow players to get 17th Century illnesses and injuries. Glen Johnson caught the plague. pic.twitter.com/ubCJ3B1oYW— Panini Cheapskates (@CheapPanini) September 24, 2017 54. Frank Lampard on 9/11 and how a bad situation became even worse pic.twitter.com/SYuU7glMR0— RamAlbumClub (@RamAlbumClub) September 11, 2017 55. 4 years later. Wayne Rooney still pissing these two City fans off #mufcpic.twitter.com/ajoBeOKCnp— Adam (@kamikazemufc) August 21, 2017 56. Rangers have been dumped out of Europe by a team from a country that you could completely carpet, with underlay, for under £75.— Danny Baker (@prodnose) July 4, 2017 57. Getting married tomorrow. Most advice has been to "just enjoy the day", like a League One side about to lose a Wembley FA Cup semi-final 5-0— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) April 12, 2017 58. I thought we'd got rid of this kind of hooliganism from the English game... pic.twitter.com/dZMTBKNevw— FinⓄ (@Fino76) April 8, 2017 59. Bilic looks like a disgraced sea captain explaining why a ship capsized. pic.twitter.com/FiotQZEXOW— its christmas tom (@toonlowdown) March 6, 2017 60. #NewProfilePicpic.twitter.com/KgjNHDEF0Q— Mido (@midoahm) December 7, 2017 61. 'Champions of England, you'll never sing that', sing the Chelsea fans to Huddersfield who won their first league title 31 years before Chelsea— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) December 12, 2017 62. Real Madrid's new signing Theo Hernandez's attempt at kick-ups is the funniest thing you'll see tonight. pic.twitter.com/kGfyD0XGuq— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) July 10, 2017 63. pic.twitter.com/kccBZrW3XP— Deadspin (@Deadspin) February 11, 2017 64. Lustig and Sinclair resort to desperate measures in attempt to defy ice lolly ban at photoshoot pic.twitter.com/9z5u67Pcmn— Oldfirmfacts (@Oldfirmfacts1) June 12, 2017 65. The Fog, The Moves, it could be a Thriller �� #lionsnz17#AllBlacks#MaoriAllBlacks#LionsTourNZ2017pic.twitter.com/ICmtNcPDl8— KC (@kcshowcork) June 17, 2017 66. Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose football. Choose being Chelsea's new backup central defender. pic.twitter.com/CbOsPa0xO3— David★Jack (@DamJef) August 20, 2017 67. This is the coldest move by a punter I've ever seen pic.twitter.com/TBlGStBsvi— Eric Fawcett (@Efawcett7) August 27, 2017 68. The Panama ball boy did what he had to do to get his country to the World Cup last night... �� pic.twitter.com/VuJpFrZRvR— The Away Fans Videos (@TheAwayFansVids) October 11, 2017 69. Alan Shearer responds to bald-faced lies on Twitter Credit: Twitter 70. Live scenes in Everton's boardroom pic.twitter.com/7HuB73rxkF— Joe Gilmore (@Gilology) October 23, 2017 71. This is the new official GIF for when a joke goes over someone’s head pic.twitter.com/MqhKPbayCF— Santhony Irwin (@AnthonyIrwinLA) September 16, 2017 72.Sound required Big recovery from Mike Wedderburn #SSNpic.twitter.com/kHuYPGWMZv— Arash Rezai (@rezla) August 22, 2017 73. Whoever drops the fiver first loses winner keeps fiver! When you want to watch the fitba in peace ���� pic.twitter.com/NibpgGcaDT— @thommybhoy (@eirebhoy) August 21, 2017 74. "Jed, I'll level with you. I'm really scared" pic.twitter.com/W0AoVX5HaT— Con. (@iamconnaugh) July 4, 2017 75. This is Chuckie and Tommy from Rugrats now. Feel old yet? pic.twitter.com/K9sbH187rr— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) May 2, 2017 76. Mum of the Year 2017 pic.twitter.com/WxbYXCGmQs— Brian Spanner (@BrianSpanner1) March 11, 2017 77. Positive week, managed to get through 20 minutes of ice skating without getting injured ������ pic.twitter.com/FjCvOmLQif— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) December 5, 2017 78. When you got an open goal but your teams defence is so bad you gotta make sure you’re not conceding at the same time pic.twitter.com/XPlL8t0aHs— #BWIGM (@JamzLdnKmt) November 21, 2017 79. Wait... Wait... ���� Did this guy really try and bicycle kick a balloon in broad daylight on the street �������� #ImHowlingpic.twitter.com/GbPulBbxqc— #3ShotsOfTequila (@MarvAbbey) November 12, 2017 80. Andy Gray thinks Tony Blair was Prime Minister in the 1970s; Richard Keys 'corrects' him that it was the 1980s. pic.twitter.com/ig1sK3WpUg— Ashley Connick (@AshleyConnick) September 15, 2017 81. Paul Scholes tries not to laugh Gerrard talks about failing to win the league ������ #mufcpic.twitter.com/d2zu5bRTg4— United Xtra (@utdxtra) October 18, 2017
81 sport tweets that made us laugh and cry in 2017
Ultimately, the unrelenting passage of time will render everything we hold dear meaningless - but while we grapple with the incomprehensible inevitability of death, the media of sport and Twitter offer us brief, fleeting relief from our existential angst. Here are 81 times the joy of sport and Twitter combined to remind us that as few as 280 characters can provide momentary happiness. Enjoy. 1. pic.twitter.com/94wMfljmYP— Ali Tweedale (@alitweedale) October 25, 2017 2. Sound required I’m Ron Burgundy??? pic.twitter.com/FErIPu1unk— Brendan Tobin (@Brendan_Tobin) October 15, 2017 3. Woah - extremely creepy footage of Jürgen Klopp fighting off an army of ghosts. This is genuinely chilling pic.twitter.com/5Ajc9VxltD— Scott (@Flying_Inside) September 23, 2017 4. When marshals attack. pic.twitter.com/bv7pLHz8XI— Skratch (@Skratch) September 20, 2017 5. The greatest thing to ever happen in the group chat pic.twitter.com/utNGYSgHdG— dm (@dmatthewmxn) August 18, 2017 6. @jk_rowling hi. Can I speak to you please.— Louis Saha (@louissaha08) August 2, 2017 7. The lady's not for timing pic.twitter.com/X77P054fqN— James Dart (@James_Dart) June 13, 2017 8. Classic Redknapp wheeling and dealing pic.twitter.com/JUqDyoHsJ1— tomfordyce (@tomfordyce) May 18, 2017 9. Nelson Vivas auditions for the Incredible Hulk after being sent off during Boca-Estudiantes. pic.twitter.com/7wgPCkT2E2— Daniel Edwards (@DanEdwardsGoal) May 7, 2017 10. �� Mario Balotelli going through airport security last night. What a hero. pic.twitter.com/PPLKMKeI3w— FourFourTweet (@FourFourTweet) April 8, 2017 11. Ian Wright looks like Danny Murphy's social worker, trying to put in a good word for him to the parole board pic.twitter.com/liVgbQ5Tpk— Scott (@Flying_Inside) February 11, 2017 12. This picture of Sam Allardyce dressed up as Cheryl Cole at a charity Christmas party is utterly sensational. pic.twitter.com/KMn9T5wOF6— Andy Ha (@_AndyHa) January 23, 2017 13. Stearman and Weimann scoring for Wolves, whose names sound like a Geordie lady begging her husband not to leave.— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) January 28, 2017 14. Think Garth Crooks has just died pic.twitter.com/coyzWNi5bw— James (@arghappy) April 29, 2017 15. Imagine signing a player called Mambo and not giving him the number 5 shirt. Poor form from Ebbsfleet United. pic.twitter.com/ZFjVGlXRIV— Joe (@RedAndWhite11) November 11, 2017 16. Tony Adams new training regime is underway at Granada! You can't beat it �� pic.twitter.com/x34Lk3wlCJ— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) April 15, 2017 17. Swear this bloke is taping a toy car to his leg? �� pic.twitter.com/Owj84o4tEX— Harry Reekie (@HarryESPN) September 10, 2017 18. When you meet your lifelong hero and your girlfriend takes a bunny filtered photo... pic.twitter.com/6ftuqybp7w— Stewart Russell (@stewartrussell) August 9, 2017 19. When you already picked your character in Tekken & your brother still tryna decide. pic.twitter.com/0CybBU3vx3— Craig The DJ (@DJTGIF) July 12, 2017 20. �� pic.twitter.com/vdXNynDDs9— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 19, 2017 21. £198m for Neymar To put that into context, that's a week's stay for a family of five at Center Parcs with 3 kids who want to do everything— Sam Roberts (@samrobertsrugby) August 2, 2017 22. Kevin Friend getting his final warning from Zlatan. ���� #mufc#Afcbpic.twitter.com/tUGD1X73eW— Joe Cawthorn (@josephcawthorn) March 4, 2017 23. how have I just seen a lad out for a meal watching the football on the sly �� pic.twitter.com/ZuAXesebxS— lucy (@grimxz) February 15, 2017 24. ������ pic.twitter.com/78fn3bs7gM— Michael Duffy (@michaelduffy_01) November 10, 2017 25. When the ref asks to see ur studs before kick off pic.twitter.com/7HyDQ5PwUE— CallumOgston (@CallumOgston) April 30, 2017 26. Half of all boxing photos look like gay weddings pic.twitter.com/K3sOhm2VlK— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) September 16, 2017 27. Sky's new player graphics look like the loading screen to a triple threat match on Smackdown vs Raw 2007 pic.twitter.com/yx9E8Ob8qf— Robbo (@RobV96) August 11, 2017 28. Think I've found my favourite ever GIF pic.twitter.com/CVDDwthfBw— ' (@GerrardsPrime) July 13, 2017 29. Summer for me is about time with family . pic.twitter.com/dtft1CZoyl— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) June 19, 2017 30. Shouts to Cowdenbeath's Jordan Garden for conceding the greatest penalty of this, or any other, season - pic.twitter.com/VqruEUB8pF— Craig G Telfer (@CraigGTelfer) October 29, 2017 31. Who's Louis??? �������� @SkySportsNews#PLpic.twitter.com/9ZUIeCJBgc— Yannick Bolasie (@YannickBolasie) October 14, 2017 32. Sound required Can't explain why but this video of Phil Neville doing step overs to the piano from Vanessa Carlton's 1000 miles brings me so much joy pic.twitter.com/QySJ5MHnmP— Si Lloyd (@SmnLlyd5) October 13, 2017 33. When your maw sends you to Asda with yer da pic.twitter.com/tUIXLrmvTD— grant rudder (@grantrudder) February 10, 2017 34. hey shaq ���� pic.twitter.com/YCrSufiyk7— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) February 5, 2017 35. Sound required So my dads soccer team won and this was the result.... �������������� pic.twitter.com/3zdHmf0E5P— صوفيا (@sdeezy_) October 8, 2017 36. I said I've been to the year 3000 not much has changed but I did see Ray parlour pic.twitter.com/R5uwjAMlUy— Tom Cardus (@tom_cardus) September 15, 2017 37. pic.twitter.com/Qxzzvaq8V6— Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam) August 25, 2017 38. Yesterday's game summed up in 11 seconds..... pic.twitter.com/JgDBmVrUGe— Greg Clayton (@gregclayo) August 20, 2017 39. Sound required Currently watching Ospina trying to pronounce "share" on loop. pic.twitter.com/5q0bL3vDT5— Andy Ha (@_AndyHa) August 2, 2017 40. #morningcommute@StuartBroad8 not awkward at all. pic.twitter.com/0uKohIGfRX— Joe Root (@root66) July 29, 2017 41. For some reason Rafa looks like an unscrupulous local businessman trying to laugh off accusations from the BBC's Rogue Traders pic.twitter.com/UXQy83q4lA— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) July 3, 2017 42. BREAKING: Kriss Akabusi is wearing a short sleeved suit jacket on Sky News. pic.twitter.com/A7tCne5UtJ— Kevin Scott (@KevinScottHT) June 22, 2017 43. News of Alex Bruce's release seems to be news to Alex Bruce Credit: Twitter 44. The Arsenal team have arrived. Ty starts at right wingback pic.twitter.com/UWPM52fbps— Kick Arse (@kickarseHD) April 17, 2017 45. 5 - Slight delay in the match. Pig thrown onto the pitch. #COYR— BarnsleyFootballClub (@BarnsleyFC) April 1, 2017 46. Someone please find the sniper in the stands !! Hahaha ���� @kylewalker2 u ok boi ?! �������� pic.twitter.com/0BNIUbrTNI— Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) September 9, 2017 47. I can't prove it for sure, but I'm pretty definite various Egyptian civilisations from the 1st century BC onwards have been waiting for Mo Salah pic.twitter.com/JOaS3EMPkF— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) November 30, 2017 48. Don't want to alarm anyone at Marseille, but I'm not sure Kostas Mitroglou writing his name on the table is legally binding pic.twitter.com/5BmcGoO5Vp— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) September 1, 2017 49. This makes having this stupid name all my stupid life entirely worthwhile pic.twitter.com/6kLYd3Qtj7— Steven Chicken (@StevenChicken) August 31, 2017 50. Alan Brazil and Southend manager Phil Brown are discussing the North Korea crisis on Talksport. What a time to be (briefly) alive.— Steve Anglesey (@sanglesey) August 9, 2017 51. Sam Allardyce, Craig Shakespeare & Sammy Lee. Has their ever been a management team more likely to be found in a carvery?— Gilles (@gillesoffthenet) November 29, 2017 52. A snapshot of what life under a Sean Dyche dictatorship might be like. pic.twitter.com/otYJ6IT0sM— Matt Summers (@Matchewww) November 20, 2017 53. Just using the Football Manager editor to allow players to get 17th Century illnesses and injuries. Glen Johnson caught the plague. pic.twitter.com/ubCJ3B1oYW— Panini Cheapskates (@CheapPanini) September 24, 2017 54. Frank Lampard on 9/11 and how a bad situation became even worse pic.twitter.com/SYuU7glMR0— RamAlbumClub (@RamAlbumClub) September 11, 2017 55. 4 years later. Wayne Rooney still pissing these two City fans off #mufcpic.twitter.com/ajoBeOKCnp— Adam (@kamikazemufc) August 21, 2017 56. Rangers have been dumped out of Europe by a team from a country that you could completely carpet, with underlay, for under £75.— Danny Baker (@prodnose) July 4, 2017 57. Getting married tomorrow. Most advice has been to "just enjoy the day", like a League One side about to lose a Wembley FA Cup semi-final 5-0— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) April 12, 2017 58. I thought we'd got rid of this kind of hooliganism from the English game... pic.twitter.com/dZMTBKNevw— FinⓄ (@Fino76) April 8, 2017 59. Bilic looks like a disgraced sea captain explaining why a ship capsized. pic.twitter.com/FiotQZEXOW— its christmas tom (@toonlowdown) March 6, 2017 60. #NewProfilePicpic.twitter.com/KgjNHDEF0Q— Mido (@midoahm) December 7, 2017 61. 'Champions of England, you'll never sing that', sing the Chelsea fans to Huddersfield who won their first league title 31 years before Chelsea— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) December 12, 2017 62. Real Madrid's new signing Theo Hernandez's attempt at kick-ups is the funniest thing you'll see tonight. pic.twitter.com/kGfyD0XGuq— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) July 10, 2017 63. pic.twitter.com/kccBZrW3XP— Deadspin (@Deadspin) February 11, 2017 64. Lustig and Sinclair resort to desperate measures in attempt to defy ice lolly ban at photoshoot pic.twitter.com/9z5u67Pcmn— Oldfirmfacts (@Oldfirmfacts1) June 12, 2017 65. The Fog, The Moves, it could be a Thriller �� #lionsnz17#AllBlacks#MaoriAllBlacks#LionsTourNZ2017pic.twitter.com/ICmtNcPDl8— KC (@kcshowcork) June 17, 2017 66. Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose football. Choose being Chelsea's new backup central defender. pic.twitter.com/CbOsPa0xO3— David★Jack (@DamJef) August 20, 2017 67. This is the coldest move by a punter I've ever seen pic.twitter.com/TBlGStBsvi— Eric Fawcett (@Efawcett7) August 27, 2017 68. The Panama ball boy did what he had to do to get his country to the World Cup last night... �� pic.twitter.com/VuJpFrZRvR— The Away Fans Videos (@TheAwayFansVids) October 11, 2017 69. Alan Shearer responds to bald-faced lies on Twitter Credit: Twitter 70. Live scenes in Everton's boardroom pic.twitter.com/7HuB73rxkF— Joe Gilmore (@Gilology) October 23, 2017 71. This is the new official GIF for when a joke goes over someone’s head pic.twitter.com/MqhKPbayCF— Santhony Irwin (@AnthonyIrwinLA) September 16, 2017 72.Sound required Big recovery from Mike Wedderburn #SSNpic.twitter.com/kHuYPGWMZv— Arash Rezai (@rezla) August 22, 2017 73. Whoever drops the fiver first loses winner keeps fiver! When you want to watch the fitba in peace ���� pic.twitter.com/NibpgGcaDT— @thommybhoy (@eirebhoy) August 21, 2017 74. "Jed, I'll level with you. I'm really scared" pic.twitter.com/W0AoVX5HaT— Con. (@iamconnaugh) July 4, 2017 75. This is Chuckie and Tommy from Rugrats now. Feel old yet? pic.twitter.com/K9sbH187rr— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) May 2, 2017 76. Mum of the Year 2017 pic.twitter.com/WxbYXCGmQs— Brian Spanner (@BrianSpanner1) March 11, 2017 77. Positive week, managed to get through 20 minutes of ice skating without getting injured ������ pic.twitter.com/FjCvOmLQif— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) December 5, 2017 78. When you got an open goal but your teams defence is so bad you gotta make sure you’re not conceding at the same time pic.twitter.com/XPlL8t0aHs— #BWIGM (@JamzLdnKmt) November 21, 2017 79. Wait... Wait... ���� Did this guy really try and bicycle kick a balloon in broad daylight on the street �������� #ImHowlingpic.twitter.com/GbPulBbxqc— #3ShotsOfTequila (@MarvAbbey) November 12, 2017 80. Andy Gray thinks Tony Blair was Prime Minister in the 1970s; Richard Keys 'corrects' him that it was the 1980s. pic.twitter.com/ig1sK3WpUg— Ashley Connick (@AshleyConnick) September 15, 2017 81. Paul Scholes tries not to laugh Gerrard talks about failing to win the league ������ #mufcpic.twitter.com/d2zu5bRTg4— United Xtra (@utdxtra) October 18, 2017
The Brazilian forward left Camp Nou over the summer to join PSG, but those left behind have impressed without him after working hard as a collective
Rakitic tells Neymar 'best players don't make best team' as Barcelona move on from €222m man
The Brazilian forward left Camp Nou over the summer to join PSG, but those left behind have impressed without him after working hard as a collective
The Brazilian forward left Camp Nou over the summer to join PSG, but those left behind have impressed without him after working hard as a collective
Rakitic tells Neymar 'best players don't make best team' as Barcelona move on from €222m man
The Brazilian forward left Camp Nou over the summer to join PSG, but those left behind have impressed without him after working hard as a collective
The Brazilian forward left Camp Nou over the summer to join PSG, but those left behind have impressed without him after working hard as a collective
Rakitic tells Neymar 'best players don't make best team' as Barcelona move on from €222m man
The Brazilian forward left Camp Nou over the summer to join PSG, but those left behind have impressed without him after working hard as a collective
The Brazilian forward left Camp Nou over the summer to join PSG, but those left behind have impressed without him after working hard as a collective
Rakitic tells Neymar 'best players don't make best team' as Barcelona move on from €222m man
The Brazilian forward left Camp Nou over the summer to join PSG, but those left behind have impressed without him after working hard as a collective
The Brazilian forward left Camp Nou over the summer to join PSG, but those left behind have impressed without him after working hard as a collective
Rakitic tells Neymar 'best players don't make best team' as Barcelona move on from €222m man
The Brazilian forward left Camp Nou over the summer to join PSG, but those left behind have impressed without him after working hard as a collective
Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar will miss the French League Cup tie at Strasbourg on december 13, 2017, after also sitting out the previous weekend's 3-1 win over Lille through suspension (AFP Photo/Christof STACHE)
Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar will miss the French League Cup tie at Strasbourg on december 13, 2017, after also sitting out the previous weekend's 3-1 win over Lille through suspension
Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar will miss the French League Cup tie at Strasbourg on december 13, 2017, after also sitting out the previous weekend's 3-1 win over Lille through suspension (AFP Photo/Christof STACHE)
Paris Saint-Germain will be without Neymar for their Coupe de la Ligue game at Strasbourg, but the forward has returned to France.
Neymar returns to PSG after break
Paris Saint-Germain will be without Neymar for their Coupe de la Ligue game at Strasbourg, but the forward has returned to France.
The Brazilian has already been linked with a move back to Spain and his former team-mate would hate to see him turn out for their greatest rivals
Neymar to Real Madrid would bother me, admits Iniesta
The Brazilian has already been linked with a move back to Spain and his former team-mate would hate to see him turn out for their greatest rivals
The Brazilian has already been linked with a move back to Spain and his former team-mate would hate to see him turn out for their greatest rivals
Neymar to Real Madrid would bother me, admits Iniesta
The Brazilian has already been linked with a move back to Spain and his former team-mate would hate to see him turn out for their greatest rivals
The Brazilian has already been linked with a move back to Spain and his former team-mate would hate to see him turn out for their greatest rivals
Neymar to Real Madrid would bother me, admits Iniesta
The Brazilian has already been linked with a move back to Spain and his former team-mate would hate to see him turn out for their greatest rivals
The Brazilian has already been linked with a move back to Spain and his former team-mate would hate to see him turn out for their greatest rivals
Neymar to Real Madrid would bother me, admits Iniesta
The Brazilian has already been linked with a move back to Spain and his former team-mate would hate to see him turn out for their greatest rivals
The Brazilian has already been linked with a move back to Spain and his former team-mate would hate to see him turn out for their greatest rivals
Neymar to Real Madrid would bother me, admits Iniesta
The Brazilian has already been linked with a move back to Spain and his former team-mate would hate to see him turn out for their greatest rivals
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PSG star Neymar returns to Brazil as rumours of discontent continue - but could latest controversy provoke ire of Paris club?
PSG star Neymar returns to Brazil as rumours of discontent continue - but could latest controversy provoke ire of Paris club?
PSG star Neymar returns to Brazil as rumours of discontent continue - but could latest controversy provoke ire of Paris club?
Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar are set to go head-to-head after Real Madrid and PSG were drawn against each other in the last-16 of the UEFA Champions League.
The numbers behind CR7 and Neymar's showdown
Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar are set to go head-to-head after Real Madrid and PSG were drawn against each other in the last-16 of the UEFA Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar are set to go head-to-head after Real Madrid and PSG were drawn against each other in the last-16 of the UEFA Champions League.
The numbers behind CR7 and Neymar's showdown
Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar are set to go head-to-head after Real Madrid and PSG were drawn against each other in the last-16 of the UEFA Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar are set to go head-to-head after Real Madrid and PSG were drawn against each other in the last-16 of the UEFA Champions League.
The numbers behind CR7 and Neymar's showdown
Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar are set to go head-to-head after Real Madrid and PSG were drawn against each other in the last-16 of the UEFA Champions League.
Paris Saint-Germain&#39;s Neymar has returned to his native Brazil to deal with a family matter and will miss their League Cup tie at Strasbourg on December 13, 2017 (AFP Photo/Tobias SCHWARZ)
Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar has returned to his native Brazil to deal with a family matter and will miss their League Cup tie at Strasbourg on December 13, 2017
Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar has returned to his native Brazil to deal with a family matter and will miss their League Cup tie at Strasbourg on December 13, 2017 (AFP Photo/Tobias SCHWARZ)
Amid speculation linking Neymar with Real Madrid, all eyes will be fixed on how the Brazilian performs when his PSG side face the Spanish giants in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Neymar to face Madrid
Amid speculation linking Neymar with Real Madrid, all eyes will be fixed on how the Brazilian performs when his PSG side face the Spanish giants in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Amid speculation linking Neymar with Real Madrid, all eyes will be fixed on how the Brazilian performs when his PSG side face the Spanish giants in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Neymar to face Madrid
Amid speculation linking Neymar with Real Madrid, all eyes will be fixed on how the Brazilian performs when his PSG side face the Spanish giants in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Amid speculation linking Neymar with Real Madrid, all eyes will be fixed on how the Brazilian performs when his PSG side face the Spanish giants in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Neymar to face Madrid
Amid speculation linking Neymar with Real Madrid, all eyes will be fixed on how the Brazilian performs when his PSG side face the Spanish giants in the last 16 of the Champions League.

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