Social media is awful. That’s not an opinion, that’s a fact. It has allowed UKIP votes a greater voice, scum from my school year to upload daily photos of their 19th baby to my newsfeed and it has made us all believe we are right, about everything ever.
Now and then, obviously, it has its merits. Sometimes, there’s nothing like it for some light relief, insight or enjoyment, so when those moments happen, we’ve got to make the most of them. That is why, when #7favfootballers was trending, we decided to take a look at what was popping up. We wanted to take that trip down memory lane, to reminisce about players we’d forgotten even existed and find out why people love the players they do.
The game’s true heroes?
The Scrabble players dream
Julian von Haacke
Sokratis/ Nils Petersen
— 52-Hertz Whale (@Garynautovic) August 17, 2016
This is a list we can get on board with
luis boa morte
— flat earth cult leader (@teandbusquets) August 17, 2016
‘Nemanja’ is too much hassle to type out, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer isn’t
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
(so many more I wanna add) #7favfootballers
— sally rees (@13reesy) August 17, 2016
Man enjoys Huddlestone and Messi in equal measure
— Josh Fitter (@JoshFitter95) August 16, 2016
One more Luka Modric away from a restraining order
— Richard Burnett (@exodan2000) August 16, 2016
Mate, what’s wrong with a standard list format?
#7favfootballers gabbidon:nosworthy:harewood:vega:Grimandi :repka:goodwillie 🍾⚽️
— simon john carse (@CarseSimon79) August 16, 2016
We applaud anyone genuinely struggles between David Beckham and Hal Robson-Kanu
— ASD (@ASDTheBrand) August 16, 2016
The fan who appreciates the creators of the beautiful game
— Turbo 🚛Trucker 🚛Timmy 🚛🚛🚛 (@Yiddo1975) August 16, 2016
Always have to laugh at the fans who can’t do their lists without taking their club bias out of it.
Federico Macheda joins the game’s greats after scoring against Aston Villa
The fan who longs for an interaction from their heroes, so that they can update their bio to: Kun Aguero tweeted me 4/8/16.
— Reece (@YMAS_reece) August 14, 2016