Bayern Munich poke fun at West Brom's Fellaini gaffe with Twitter quip
As you may recall, West Brom Tweeted themselves into a cul-de-sac on Monday night when the club's social media team aimed a jibe at Manchester United substitute Marouane Fellaini as he prepared to enter the fray at half-time, only for the fuzzy Belgian to score a spectacular(ish) equalising goal shortly after coming on.
Fellaini has now taken his tracksuit off, fortunately he has a Man Utd strip on underneath #WBAMUN- West Bromwich Albion (@WBAFCofficial) October 20, 2014
Sadly for West Brom, it seems that their little Twitter gaffe has become a meme in its own right, with Bayern Munich gently mocking the Baggies' and their ill-fated Tweet by using the same blueprint to welcome Franck Ribery onto the pitch during the German side's 7-1 demolition of Roma on Tuesday evening.
Much like Fellaini, Ribery took roughly 10 minutes to get himself on the scoresheet after his second-half introduction, lobbing a classy shot over Morgan De Sanctis to put Bayern 6-1 up on the night.
Elsewhere, West Brom's local rivals Wolves also used the same template to have a sly dig at their Premier League neighbours as midfielder Michael Jacobs prepared to come on during their 2-0 Championship victory over Middlesbrough.
Michael Jacobs has now taken his tracksuit off, fortunately he has a Wolves strip on underneath- Wolves (@OfficialWolves) October 21, 2014
However, the Baggies were just about able to fend off Wolves' quip by subtly drawing attention to the entire division's difference between the two sides.
@OfficialWolves Ouch, that was a low blow! Would be good to have you back. Come up and join us sometime. :-)- West Bromwich Albion (@WBAFCofficial) October 21, 2014
Nicely played. "He who laughs last..." and all that!