5 Most Embarrassing Tweets by Football Players After Nottingham Forest’s Rant on X Goes Viral

5 Most Embarrassing Tweets by Football Players After Nottingham Forest’s Rant on X Goes Viral

Joel Reyes
April 23, 2024 at 1:48 PM
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  • Nottingham Forest took to social media to vent their frustration after the 2-0 loss to Everton
  • Fans slammed the club for their outrageous statement following the Premier League defeat
  • Several football players have posted embarrassing messages in recent years on X (Twitter)

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The pressure is affecting not only Nottingham Forest but also their social media manager.

The club posted an outrageous tweet on its official account after suffering a 2-0 loss to Everton.

Sports Brief looks at the five most embarrassing tweets by football players after Forest's controversial post on X went viral.

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Wayne Rooney in action for Manchester United in 2011; Ashley Cole in action for Chelsea in 2012. Images: Matthew Peters/ Steve Drew.
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5 Most Embarrassing Tweets By Football Players

1. Wayne Rooney

Days before the 2011 Champions League final between Manchester United and Barcelona, Wayne Rooney sent a tweet that will go down in history as one of the most embarrassing posts on the social media platform.

First off, Rooney confused his followers by tagging himself on his own tweet. He then posted a threat against one of his haters, but the way it was delivered gave the message a different meaning.

2. Saido Berahino

Jeremy Peace and Saido Berahino will forever be linked because of a funny episode that occurred while they were both with West Bromwich Albion.

Berahino got mad after Peace refused to authorise his £23 million transfer to Tottenham Hotspur. He took to social media to vent his frustration, but a grammatical error in his post twisted the meaning of his message.

3. Ashley Cole

Cole will go down in history as one of the best left-backs in Premier League history. There was a point in his career, though, that controversy surrounded the English star.

Cole's credibility was put into question back in 2012 when one of the commissions involved in the John Terry racial abuse case doubted his statement in the court in defence of his Chelsea teammate.

That didn't sit well with Cole, who took to Twitter to blast the FA.

4. Jan Vertonghen

The Belgian defender got a bit too honest for his own good on Twitter back in 2012. He took to social media to proclaim "We are s***!!!" after a bad performance by Tottenham Hotspur.

His post is still brought up by Spurs fans every time Tottenham struggle on the pitch.

5. Ilkay Gundogan

Fans of Gundogan got the fright of their lives when he tweeted that he "joined the Arsenal team before the final game of the US tour."

The tweet didn't make sense, though, as the picture posted featured Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere, and Per Mertesacker.

It turns out the same person was handling the Twitter accounts of both players, leading to the message being wrongly sent.

Nottingham Forest's post goes viral

Football fans slammed Forest for their scathing statement on X following the loss to Everton.

One fan said that it was the most embarrassing tweet from an official account.

Forest granted access to VAR audio

Sports Brief recently reported on Nottingham Forest getting access to VAR audio after their controversial loss to Everton.

Forest had three penalty claims rejected in that contest.

They called for the audio between on-field referee Anthony Taylor and Stuart Attwell to be released publicly.

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at Sportsbrief.com with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.