Social Shots: Salah puns, De Gea v Scooby Doo, weirdest penalty ever

Date published: Thursday 25th April 2019 2:19

Twitter users rattle off some excellent puns as Mo Salah is pictured with a Game of Thrones actress, David De Gea’s true identity is uncovered by Scooby Doo and the gang, plus Jamie Carragher as you’ve never seen him before – 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….


Game of MOnes

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah was photographed with Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke at the Time 100 Gala in New York, and it kicked off a series of great puns 😂


Salah was also pictured with Oscar-winning actor Rami Malek. Can we get #MrMObot trending…..?!

Alexis Sanchez’s touch map

There was more misery for Manchester United last night, as they slumped to a 2-0 defeat in the derby with City. As Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tried to change things up late on, he brought on Alexis Sanchez. It didn’t quite have the desired affect.


Luckiest penalty ever?

Check out this penalty from Eric Bautheac in Brisbane Roar’s loss to Adelaide United yesterday. An unusual technique, to say the least…

Jamie Carragher as you’ve never seen him before

For once, Liverpool fans were hoping that their rivals Man Utd would win last night, to knock Man City back in the title race. But not all of them took it this far. Who knew Reds legend Jamie Carragher was actually United’s biggest fan? 😲

Ole’s at the wheel

Man Utd have now lost six of their last eight games, failing to score in their last three. And one Norwegian broadcaster couldn’t resist poking fun at Solskjaer. Ole’s at the wheel, you say?


Leverkusen in Premier League jibe

Bayer Leverkusen’s admin dedicated some time to an Ask Me Anything yesterday, and when asked if they would be watching the Manchester derby, they weren’t impressed. After being persuaded that the Premier League was a “good competitive league”, Leverkusen pointed to the near 20-point gap between first and third. And then, they won Twitter again with this.

Shots fired.


Valencia’s superheroes

With the Avengers: Endgame movie the talk of the film world right now, Valencia have noticed some suspicious similarities between their players and superheroes…

This surely needs further investigation from La Liga.


De Gea’s true identity revealed

Several Man Utd players came in for criticism after their defeat to neighbours City, but one man bore the brunt of it. David De Gea should have done better with Leroy Sane’s goal as he was beaten at his nearpost, so some proper investigating was needed as to who was really disguised as the man often hailed as the world’s best goalkeeper.


Eredivisie clanger

If you thought De Gea’s error was bad, have a look at this howler from NAC Breda keeper Benjamin van Leer 🙈


On this day…

Today would have been the 72nd birthday of football legend Johan Cruyff. His former club Ajax left a simple but poignant tribute to the iconic Dutchman.


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