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Football celebrates 'Star Wars Day' as Man City, MLS, Bayern Munich tweet

In case you hadn't noticed, today is May the fourth, which has unofficially come to be known as "Star Wars Day" because of the date's phonetic similarity to a famous quote from the movie franchise.

You already get it, so we're not sure why we're explaining it.

Anyway, football clubs the world over decided to have a little Twitter fun for the occasion, jumping on the #StarWarsDay and #MayThe4thBeWithYou hashtags with gusto.

Kicking things off, Man City went big with a CGI-laden extravaganza.

The Europa League latched onto the "red vs. blue" connection to promote their fixtures...

... while FIFA managed to dredge up a photo of a stormtrooper with a Sunderland scarf from somewhere.

Columbus Crew used their Death Star to destroy upcoming opponents, New England Revolution.

Atlanta United demonstrated the prowess of their Rebel fleet ...

... while Minnesota United were left to operate on a slightly lower budget.

It was a similar story over at Swansea City.

The Bundesliga's official account took the diplomatic option of wishing all their competing clubs well this weekend.

However, that didn't stop Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen from having their own fun.

We're not entirely sure Leverkusen could have picked four less intimidating intergalactic freedom fighters than that, but hey ho.

And so, here's wishing everybody out there -- whether Rebel or Empire -- a very happy Star Wars Day indeed.

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