Mario Balotelli trolls Manchester United after latest loss

imageOne way to immediately win over the hearts of Liverpool fans far and wide is to make fun of bitter rivals Manchester United at every opportunity.

New Reds striker Mario Balotelli is off to a strong start, tweeting this after United’s shocking 5-3 loss at Leicester City on Sunday:

Good one, Mario.

Of course, the dig at the Red Devils would’ve had a little more sting had Liverpool not lost this weekend as well!

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Mike Magee trolls Jurgen Klinsmann’s son with Tweet


We all remember this, don’t we?

That was the imprudent, maligned Tweet posted - and quickly deleted - by Jurgen Klinsmann’s son Jonathan the day Landon Donovan was cut from the U.S. national team’s World Cup roster.

On Sunday, just three days after the roster snub, Donovan scored two goals against the Philadelphia Union to become Major League Soccer’s all-time leading scorer. Some response! To make the moment even better, reigning MLS MVP Mike Magee of the Chicago Fire couldn’t help but take the opportunity to stand up for his former Galaxy teammate and troll Klinsmann’s son hard at the same time.

Check it out:

Team Donovan 1, Team Klinsmann 0.

h/t FTW


Man United fans troll Liverpool on final day of season

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Manchester United fans haven’t had much to laugh about this season, so a group of them felt they might as well find a way to depress their arch rivals as well. You never suffer alone, right?

With Liverpool having thrown away their chances at a first championship in the Premier League era over the past couple weeks, a pack of United supporters hired a plane — yes, again — to fly over Anfield with a cruel message aimed at captain Steven Gerrard.

Liverpool fans were not amused.

The banner, of course, refers to the number of Premier League titles Steven Gerrard has won - zero, or exactly 20 less than Man United.

However, Liverpool fans can throw a ‘0’ right back at ‘em: that’s the exact number of games United will play in Europe next season, while the Reds will strut their stuff in the Champions League.

But please, no more airplane banners.

H/T 101GG


Michael Owen trolled by Reds in Liverpool return

Poor Michael Owen. Some folks have no respect for the elderly, no respect at all!

The former Reds legend went back to Anfield Road to take part in Easter Monday’s Hillsborough charity game, and walked into the dressing room to this:


Linesman trolled so hard by Portuguese fans

Being a linesman can be a lonely gig, but one assistant referee in Portugal was recently lucky enough to have his very own cheering section.

In a third-division match between Ermesinde and Perosinho last month, a small group of comedians fans made it their mission to troll one of the linesmen, following him up and down the touchline and celebrating his every move.

Though the match official seems to find it quite amusing, we’d wager he grew exponentially more embarrassed as the prank continued.

This hasn’t been the first such stunt; check out these crazy Cadiz CF fans:

H/T Pies


Man City fans, Arsenal players find joy in Spurs’ pain

imageOne can only wonder why this lone, stunned Spurs supporter stayed at the Etihad this long (Image: Reuters)

Poor Spurs …

Fresh off their biggest defeat of the season, a 6-0 smack-down courtesy of Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, Tottenham were mocked by more than one player from North London rivals Arsenal.

Chronic Re-tweeter Emmanuel Frimpong retweeted a pair of exasperating messages during the match, one a (successful) plea to make the defeat even heavier, and the other a harsh evaluation of a particular Spurs player:

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Not one to miss an opportunity for some Spurs trash talk (or piano dissing) Gunners keeper Wojciech Szczesny took to Facebook instead, trolling his rival supporters with this message:


During the match, a whole block of City supporters flashed Tottenham the famous “Heart” sign which Spurs were used to seeing from a certain Gareth Bale:

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Talk about rubbing it in. It can’t get much worse for Spurs, who tumbled down to ninth place with the loss and have a goal differential of minus 3. In fact, Sergio Aguero, who scored two goals Sunday, now has one more Premier League goal this season (10) than Tottenham (9).

Spurs fans, if there is one reason to remain optimistic it is this: Manchester United were down in the bottom half of the table only a month ago, but after a streak of six games without a loss, find themselves back in 6th.


Joel Campbell reportedly being investigated by FIFA for fake injury

By now, most USA fans have seen the above video of Costa Rica’s Joel Campbell faking an injury that resulted in a yellow card for Matt Besler — which meant he was suspended for the United States' World Cup qualifier against Mexico on Tuesday.

While the United States did defeat Mexico — dos a cero, of course — and the suspension didn’t come back to bite them, Campbell’s acting might.

According to Al Dia, FIFA issued a statement to the Costa Rican Football Federation that announced they had opened an investigation into Campbell’s fake foul.

Apparently that’s not the only thing that FIFA is looking into. On the Encuentro Deportivo radio show earlier this week, Fedefutbol president Eduardo Li said that FIFA is investigating the federation for the actions of their fans.


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Before their World Cup qualifier against the USA, Costa Rican fans reportedly drowned out the United States national anthem with “loud jeers and catcalls,” which is a violation of FIFA’s Preliminary Competition laws.

On the radio show, Li said, “We will pay the fine, yes. But they ought to sanction the rest of the countries that have committed the same mistake.”

Costa Rica may have already qualified for the 2014 World Cup, but they are facing some repercussions ahead of it. Still, there’s no word if FIFA will look into Costa Rica’s trolling cow mascot that interrupted USA manager Jurgen Klinsmann during an interview last week:


C’mon Marco, oldest trick in the book!

Robert Lewandowski tripped Marco Reus on a warm-up lap at Dortmund training camp earlier this season in a classic display of trolling by the Pole. 

With Dortmund’s sights set on the Champions League final against Bayern in a few weeks’ time, Lewandowski will look to trip up the Munich defense next. Dante, Boateng, Lahm: you’ve been warned.