LA Galaxy mock Portland Timbers over Diego Chara fall, Timbers hit back
Having succumbed to a 1-0 defeat in MLS on Sunday afternoon, LA Galaxy took the unusual step of mocking their victors on Twitter after the match.
Galaxy lost at home to Portland Timbers and were left feeling more than aggrieved after they were reduced to 10 men in the early stages.
Indeed, an embellished fall from Timbers midfielder Diego Chara saw Jelle van Damme furnished with his second yellow card with just 34 minutes on the clock.
The home side were so put out that they decided to openly troll Chara by immortalising his play-acting in meme form.
For the record, Timbers posted a response, vowing to match Galaxy's derision with incriminating video footage of their very own.
@LAGalaxy if you can only put fans in 60% of your seats a cute meme is one way to get attention. We have video guys, too. Stay tuned...- Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) March 13, 2017
While the world waited with baited breath, an apology came out from one of LA Galaxy's Marketing, PR and Digital team. And another burn came back.
Guys, I've got to come clean. Nigel de Jong made that meme. (Not really) #ywc- brendan hannan (@brendanhannan) March 13, 2017
As for football clubs airing their dreadful banter in public, can we kindly and politely request that they just go ahead and stop it entirely?
Chris covers the funny side of the game for ESPN FC in the Toe Poke blog.