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Why North Ferriby United’s tweet on Neymar’s world record transfer went viral

The Twitter account of North Ferriby United garnered a great deal of attention as the Neymar transfer saga was unfolding on social media.

football Updated: Aug 04, 2017 11:38 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Neymar joined Paris Saint Germain from FC Barcelona for a world record fee.
Neymar joined Paris Saint Germain from FC Barcelona for a world record fee.(REUTERS)

A village football club in England named North Ferriby United may not have had a strong presence on the football scene, but a hilarious tweet from the club’s official Twitter account went viral when they posted about ‘signing’ of Brazilian star Neymar on Thursday.

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While the football fraternity is completely engrossed in Neymar’s move from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint Germain in a world record deal of €222million, it was the Twitter account of North Ferriby United which garnered a great deal of attention as their tweet became quite famous among the Twitter users.

In their tweet, North Ferriby United claimed to have pipped Paris Saint-Germain for the signing of the Brazilian footballer, and it also contained a morphed spoof picture of Neymar in the village club’s football kit.

North Ferriby United were soon followed by the Hornsay & Highgate football club making a similar post but it did not get them the popularity which the former enjoyed.


The Yorkshire club, North Ferriby United, saw their tweet getting close to 18,000 retweets and more than 28,000 likes.

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However, according to, the season ticket price which the club shared in the tweet on Neymar looked a tad too much, since it has been relegated from National League last season and have a football stadium with a sitting capacity of only 3,000.

Nevertheless, the North Ferriby United’s Twitter handlers certainly enjoyed their spoof.

First Published: Aug 04, 2017 11:38 IST

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