Neymar is the Justin Bieber of football. Brilliant on the old You Tube. Cat piss in reality…— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton)
Ohh, Joey Barton.
Where would we be without the outspoken journeyman midfielder? Barton provided us with not just one, but two outrageous opinions that we will forever link with Twitter in 2013. Neymar and Thiago Silva — two footballers with a slightly more successful track record than Barton — were the subjects of the two best Twitter disses of 2013. And regardless of how moronic they were, who didn’t crack up over them? Well, aside from all you die-hard “Beliebers” out there:
Have to take back what I said about Thiago Silva being over rated today. Been immense tonight. Still looks like a overweight ladyboy though!— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton)
Barton, of course, was not the only one to give us more reasons to get caught up in the Twitterverse.
Who can forget Cristiano Ronaldo’s infamous PR disaster regarding the launch of his own underwear line?
Some things are better left unsaid, er, un-tweeted.
Then again, others absolutely need to be, like when Mario Balotelli finally got his own pet pig:
Finally my little pig arrived! She is only 2 month old! Is a she but i called her SUPER! ;-) pic.twitter.com/6rMaRE9wox— Mario Balotelli (@FinallyMario)
Naturally, some of the funniest tweets include bonehead mistakes. Such as Sergio Ramos mixing up NBA cities while becoming completely enthralled by the Miami Heat:
No seriously, his admiration for LeBron James was kind of scary. This was his Twitter cover picture for a while:
Now that’s a mistake.
Then there was this classic case of Crystal Palace cutting and pasting another team’s account, and paying dearly for it. Palace tweeted out lineups for their August match against Stoke, and accidentally did this:
Don’t plagiarize, kids.
All these tweets were hysterical in their own way, but to us, the perhaps greatest moment on Twitter was not even a post at all, just a simple new “Follow.”
Because just mere moments after the notorious Luis Suarez “Bitegate” occurred, this happened:
Happy New Year’s everyone. May Twitter bring us even more laughs in 2014!