Juventus’ new home kit has been splitting opinion, while Shkodran Mustafi faces off with Virgil Van Dijk, and the anniversary of an iconic commentary moment is remembered – all in Social Shots.
In our brand new regular feature, we take a look at the best social media posts from across the world of football in the past 24 hours. Football and social media can go hand in hand, but not everyone gets it right. Here, we celebrate those that do, highlighting the posts that have made us chuckle, the videos of wonder goals that we’ve just had to watch again, or just anything we felt simply had to be shared….
Juventus unveil ice cream kit
Fresh from winning their eighth Serie A title in a row, Juventus fans should be all cheers right now. However, they’re not happy. And it’s not because of their Champions League exit. It’s because of their new kit.
Images of their new home shirt for next season have been leaked online, and it’s a departure from tradition, as they wave goodbye to the stripes in favour of a half-and-half black and white kit… with an unusual pink stripe down the middle.
It’s safe to say it hasn’t gone down well with fans, whilst those who don’t support the club have helped themselves to a little laugh about it.
Neopolitan ice-cream, anyone?
Shirt Alert: The new '19-20 Juve home shirt has been leaked
No stripes 😲
What do you think? pic.twitter.com/zkNaedjVxq
— Classic Football Shirts (@classicshirts) April 24, 2019
— Chris Lepkowski (@chrislepkowski) April 24, 2019
This actually probably didn't sound like a bad idea on paper
but it's not really a Juve kit, is it?
Also the pink stripe can either feck off or they can go full Neopolitan ice cream kit pic.twitter.com/4msb44szbB
— Alex Dunne (@alexdunnesf) April 24, 2019
– Aaron, I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is, you’re joining Juventus!
– Oh, wow! Brilliant. What’s the bad news?
— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) April 24, 2019
Cantona loses the plot
WTAF, Eric?! We genuinely didn’t need this……
Dortmund play spot the odd one out
It may be one of the fiercest rivalries in German football, but that hasn’t stopped some foolhardy Dortmund fans mixing with the Schalke crowd. Ahead of their clash this weekend, BVB’s Twitter account puts the spotlight on these brave souls.
The question is, can you spot them?
Boo! 👻 pic.twitter.com/tK9Fx0s6xu
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) April 24, 2019
Salah’s Italian influence lives on
Whilst in New York City for the Time 100 Gala, Mohamed Salah took some time out for a tasty treat. And his former club Roma think it’s a sign of the influence they had on him.
You can take the Egyptian out of Rome… 🍕 https://t.co/r2LsIINGe9
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) April 23, 2019
Shane Long’s on fire
Last night, Southampton striker Shane Long scored the fastest goal in Premier League history. The Irish forward found the back of the Watford net after just 7.69 seconds in a lightning-quick start to the game. And the fire services in his home country marked the occasion with this great tweet 🔥
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) April 23, 2019
Gary Lineker’s bragging rights
Spurs left it late to beat Brighton last night, but win they did, allowing Gary Lineker to settle the scores with an old friend…
Thoughts are with you at this difficult time. https://t.co/JUSNeXQKqq
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 23, 2019
Mustafi vs Van Dijk
Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has come in for a fair bit of criticism recently.
The 27-year-old’s shortcomings were once again highlighted in Arsenal’s 3-2 loss to Crystal Palace on Sunday.
However, maybe the criticism is unjust – just look at Mustafi’s figures compared to PFA Player of the Year contender Virgil Van Dijk.
Stats don’t lie… 🤔
— out of context arsenal (@outofcontextars) April 24, 2019
SD Huesca may be five points from safety in La Liga, but maybe things would be different if they scored goals like this more often.
Ezequiel Avila, take a bow 👏
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Technique + Power = Screamer 🤯
Chimy Avila not letting Huesca go down without a fight 👊
— Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK) April 23, 2019
The origins of VAR
It has made its Champions League debut this season, and we saw it at the World Cup last summer… everyone seems to have an opinion on VAR. Now, an unexpected development has revealed where the technology actually takes its roots from…
— Seb Patrick (@sebpatrick) April 24, 2019
Leeds United legend keeps spirits high
Back-to-back defeats over the Easter weekend have left Leeds United fans heartbroken, as their dream of automatic promotion now looks unlikely. However, players past and present have issued a rallying cry on social media… including the one and only Habib Habibou.
We’re sure Leeds will find a lot of inspiration from such an iconic club legend.
— Habib Habibou (@HabibHabibou7) April 23, 2019
A reminder of the glory days.
On this day…
Seven years ago today, Fernando Torres scored a rather famous goal for Chelsea in the Champions League against Barcelona. Up in the commentary box, Gary Neville seemed to enjoy it quite a lot. The ‘goalgasm’ was born.
This never gets old 🤣
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