Ever since they first appeared on twitter, Paddy Power the online betting experts (@paddypower) have had sports fans rolling around the floor laughing with their side-splitting mix of provocative tweets and razor sharp replies.
We take look at some of their best offerings:
A no holds-barred assessment of Jose Fonte’s indifferent debut for West Ham:
Joe thought it would be good idea to offer his opinion, he was soon reminded there is a difference between playing alongside Winston Reid (2014 New Zealand Footballer of the Year) and Pepe (winner of two UEFA Champions leagues, two La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey’s, two FIFA Club World Cup’s and the 2016 European Championships):
They regularly post creepy pictures of footballer face-swaps, unfortunately for Son Heung-min and Harry Kane this one ended up looking like an angry single mother alongside a bloke who would hold the “ooo” note far too long saying cool, trying to stay ‘down with the kids’.
Wenger is a manager who massively divides opinion amongst football fans, with the Frenchman once described as a drunken party-goer who doesn’t know when to call it a night. They let their followers know they were on to monsieur Wenger’s plan of smoke and mirrors:
This die hard Wenger fan didn’t take it lying down though:
Carl Froch makes sure that, at every opportunity, everyone on the planet is aware that he sold 80,000 seats at Wembley for his “mega” fight against George Groves. PP didn’t seem to think news of Anthony Joshua’s fight being allowed 90,000 seats would go down too well.
However this chap seemed to have a great solution for Carl:
Steve McLaren has been torn to shreds in the English media ever since his darkest day in the game. You might think this is referring to November 2007 when needing a win to progress into Euro 2008, the at-the-time England managers team limped out losing 3-2 to Croatia, was dubbed “the wally with the brolly” and was sacked the following day. It’s not, it’s referring to when he tried to use his best ‘Joey Barton-esque’ foreign accent to speak to the assembled press in Holland trying to hide the fact he didn’t know the language. He still can’t seem to catch a break, with Paddy Power creating a critical analysis of his fast receding locks: