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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
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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.

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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 belfasttelegraph.co.uk, 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