Football Social Media Review: March 15-16

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With sports postponed this weekend due to the Coronavirus pandemic, football social media went to unique measures to pass the time. We’ve taken a look at some of the best football social media posts you may have missed.

Unique ways to pass the time



Southampton led the way on football social media this weekend, as they found themselves in the middle of a noughts and crosses match against Premier League champions, Manchester City. The game ended in a draw. How the Saints would take that result on the football pitch.



Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain didn’t seem too stressed about the potential of the season being cancelled, as he showed off his new dance moves. His girlfriend, Little Mix star Perrie Edwards, posted the video on her Instagram account.



A local newspaper in Newcastle came up with some unique football social media content, as they asked their followers to guess the player based on four pictures. Do you know who this is?



Meanwhile Gary Lineker finally realised what life was like if you didn’t care about sports.



Football Social Media debates how to resolve season



The postponement of all the major football leagues and tournaments has kick started a debate on football social media. How should the season be resolved?

Sadly, football social media showed its ugly side, with see-through requests from chancers Karren Brady and Paul Barber to null the season. Brady of West Ham and Barber of Brighton, suggested the season should be cancelled and started again in August. One look at the Premier League table will tell you why these business suits wanted the season written off.





A more measured approach came from Rory Smith, a journalist in New York.



Ronaldinho eases into prison life



One of the more bizarre football social media stories recently was Brazil legend Ronaldinho going to prison for falsely trying to enter Paraguay. This weekend he got to play the sport he loved from behind bars. No surprises he was amongst the goals.



Football social media reacts to Wayne Rooney column



Wayne Rooney has been in the spotlight again recently. Firstly, his Derby County side took on Manchester United in the FA Cup, whilst this weekend, his new column in a British newspaper got people talking.