Alex Ferguson (@kingsuarez00)
Early Doors fully expected to start this week's Overreaction Theatre with a look at fan's reactions to John Terry's own goal.
But then we saw this Tweet:
Pilot fergie has a busy day pic.twitter.com/AhhhQEQlUd
— billy (@kingsuarez00) March 29, 2014
Genius. The fans' banner at Old Trafford was one of the biggest stories of last week, bizarrely, but all went off with nary a whimper - and in fact, most people on social media were pretty critical of fans exercising their right of free speech:
The fans with this banner for me can f**k off & go support FC United with the rest off the joke supporters.. — matt easter (@easter_matt) March 28, 2014
That banner yesterday sums up Utd fans #scum
— Adam Cummins (@AdamCummo4) March 30, 2014
Even the great and good were moved to pass judgement:
I must say, I think the Moyes banner exercise lacks class, and is unbefitting of a club of Manchester United's stature.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 29, 2014
John Terry pic.twitter.com/BUsr7jLPxd
— Everything Footy! (@EverythinFooty) March 29, 2014
As those Tweets suggest, it wasn't just Palace fans who were happy to see the scoreline at Selhurst Park:
— Bridgette Parlma (@BParlma) March 29, 2014
Perhaps the greatest overreaaction to the Palace match came not from Twitter, but from the post-match press conference. Here's Jose Mourinho's utterly ridiculous verdict on the game:
"I don't think now we can win the league. My four defenders, phenomenal performance, as always. The others I'd prefer not to analyse individually. We missed some qualities. Mentality and a little bit of quality. Mentality because the opponents beat us clearly on that. Strong mentality, aggressive, committed. Every one of them played, I think, at the top of their potential and that, in football, is important. "Clearly we have some players, because of their profile, who find it difficult to perform in some profile of matches. You have Ivanovic, Terry, Cahill and Azpilicueta and they perform in the sun, in the rain, small pitches, big pitches, aggressive teams, non-aggressive teams, possession teams, not possession teams and they perform every game from day one to the last day. And you have other players who are fantastic in some matches and disappear in other matches."
Chelsea weren't the only side to miss a trick on Saturday, of course. Both Arsenal and Manchester City came away disappointed with a 1-1 draw at The Emirates - and fans on both sides were unforgiving:
Demichelis tracking Giroud... pic.twitter.com/qnVQjLJOnk
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 29, 2014
Slightly off-brief, but cute nonetheless: While Fulham's 3-1 loss at home to Everton was typically depressing for Whites fans, these lads were delighted to see their man score. Shame about the artwork though...
If Fulham lose all that effort will have been for nothing. pic.twitter.com/OsQleYk75I
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 30, 2014
Meanwhile, Tottenham's performance was so bad that the inevitable has happened.
— footy news and bets (@Footynewsbets) March 30, 2014
Poor Sherwood, not getting much good press is he?
I think the trouble with giving young, English managers a chance is that, like Tim Sherwood, they say and do lots of young, English things. — Football Clichés (@FootballCliches) March 30, 2014
Tim Sherwood's pre match planning! Hahah pic.twitter.com/w2VleAxP8j
— Mikey Vaughan Thomas (@MikeyTattooed) March 30, 2014
But those never shy folks from Paddy Power and the Sunday Sport have teamed up to offer some comforting words.
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