The funniest tweets from the world of football this past week, including the unceremonious sacking of Gunnersaurus, Edinson Cavani ‘scything’ through the Premier League, controversial pay-per-view matches, and peak Sunday League football.
The week got off to a terrible start when it was revealed that Jerry Quy had been relieved of his duties as Arsenal’s mascot.
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) October 5, 2020
— Roy of the Rovers 🔜 New books out Oct. 29th! 📚 (@royoftherovers) October 5, 2020
Arsenal signed Partey but fired Gunnersaurus pic.twitter.com/5vZ7gxVQwA
— Zito (@_Zeets) October 5, 2020
— FC Spartak Moscow (@fcsm_eng) October 5, 2020
— Andy Ha (@AndyHa_) October 5, 2020
So what’s next for the green fella?
Surely Jerry comes back when the fans come back???? @Arsenal
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) October 5, 2020
— Marten de Roon (@Dirono) October 5, 2020
— Sevilla FC (@SevillaFC_ENG) October 5, 2020
One can only hope. pic.twitter.com/dd8FmG8QxF
— Hugh Brechin (@HughRBrechin) October 5, 2020
At least this sage proves not all heroes wear capes.
I was so sad that Jerry Quy aka our famous & loyal mascot @Gunnersaurus and integral part of our club was being made redundant after 27 years. As such, I’m offering to reimburse @Arsenal with the full salary of our big green guy as long as I will be an Arsenal player… pic.twitter.com/IfWN38x62z
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) October 6, 2020
Gunnersaurus wasn’t the only high profile member of a London club to have his contract cancelled.
Incredible how West Ham are on the verge of cancelling Jack Wilshere’s contract but the club you can most imagine signing him on a free transfer is still West Ham.
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) October 5, 2020
See you tomorrow. What time? Don’t need to be getting fined day one 🤣🤫 https://t.co/Qw7jBe7ryg
— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) October 5, 2020
After joining Manchester United, Edinson Cavani will cut Premier League defenders down to size.
The premier league is a farmers league, Cavani will be fine pic.twitter.com/W7Z8cyHZb2
— Shirtless Plantain Show (@Nigerianscamsss) October 4, 2020
Football fans had double reason to be angry this week when it was announced that non-televised Premier League games would be shown on pay-per-view channels at just under £15 a match.
Pay £14.95 to sit indoors & watch a Premier League game which is a sterile version of the game I played??? No thanks, you’re alright, I’ll go watch my local non league club, have a pint & chips & gravy & support my community #LetFansIn
— Trevor Sinclair (@trevor8sinclair) October 9, 2020
— Major Charles Innocent (@JoeStephenson96) October 9, 2020
Plausible scenario: fans demanding their PPV payment be refunded by the club after a hapless 6-0 home defeat.
— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) October 9, 2020
At least nothing can beat the grassroots of the game.
I have seen a lot in Sunday league football, but this has to top it pic.twitter.com/76b6snEAxs
— ☯T.M.B.☯ (@TheMikeyBaker) October 4, 2020
Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s dad enjoyed seeing his son score for England anyway.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s Dad on Facebook! DCL Everton and England’s Number 9🏴💙 pic.twitter.com/zKelAD7fde
— Molly Harrison (@MollyOHarrison) October 10, 2020
Northern Ireland have not won a game in 90 minutes of their Nations League campaign and are one game away from qualifying for Euro 2020.
Absolutely love that a Nations League group that ended like this has resulted in Northern Ireland beating Bosnia on pens to win a Euro 2020 play-off. pic.twitter.com/K6VeSqftgr
— Ali Tweedale (@alitweedale) October 8, 2020
Scotland won their semi-final shootout, but there’s a catch.
So i assume Scotland are basically out because Israel ignore international penalties
— BryanMcManus (@BryanMcManus) October 8, 2020
Southampton put Spurs in their place.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) October 8, 2020
These mockups are sensational.
Arsenals kits with classic sponsors look so good 🥵 pic.twitter.com/l0yqC5HfX9
— Pépé is a 🔴⚪️ (@NotYourWinger) October 9, 2020
A great gesture from Brandon Williams.
Hi Adam, how about I give you one of my shirts instead? https://t.co/McBVJpNe9f
— Brandon Williams (@branwilliams) October 8, 2020
And another classy one from Crewe Alexandra!
— Euan (@euancafc) October 9, 2020
I see the live stream is going well.
— Out Of Context League Of Ireland (@OutOfContextLOI) October 9, 2020
I wish I had the patience for something like this.
how it started how it’s going pic.twitter.com/tWAMcbGg1I
— Joe Bryant (@AwayDayJoe_) October 9, 2020