As the current Premier League champions Leicester suffered a shock defeat at the hands of newly-promoted Hull City, whose threadbare squad has been widely tipped for relegation, on the first day of the new season – these were the best jokes.
Social media went into overdrive as the unexpected result became apparent and many speculated what surprises might be in store for this campaign.
Hull overcame Leicester City 2-1 at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday, with the home side refraining from making any substitutions from a bench largely composed of youth team players.
As the league’s new boys Hull beat champions Leicester on the opening day of the season, here are the best of the jokes:
Right. Mike. Without looking, can you name any of the Hull substitutes? pic.twitter.com/6tjf0KocJQ
— Tom Victor (@tomvictor) August 13, 2016
People are making fun of it but I like the look of this Hull City team. pic.twitter.com/JbGPBxZ5Sl
— Pokéamonn (@EamoV1) August 13, 2016
Leicester City are missing someone on the pitch badly. Just Kante remember his name.
— Sripad (@falsewinger) August 13, 2016
It's April 2017 and Leicester are fighting to Survive relegation.
— Danny Welbeck (@WelBeast) August 13, 2016
Hull City to win the league?
— Tim Lovejoy (@timlovejoy) August 13, 2016
Hull score the League's first ever synchronised overhead kick! pic.twitter.com/rYP79muExk
— The Futbol Network (@FutbolNetwork) August 13, 2016
Looking at the replay, that Hull goal gets 9s for execution and 9.5s for synchronisation.
— sportingintelligence (@sportingintel) August 13, 2016
Shoutout to Hu City. No typo they gave the L's to Leicester.
— Tosí (@afcTosi) August 13, 2016
— Leszek Milewski (@leszekmilewski) August 13, 2016
When Leicester lose their first game but you've already bought the kit pic.twitter.com/Ir5FW9Q1uC
— James (@FutboIJames) August 13, 2016
Pep Guardiola is curreny stood infront of the City squad, pointing at the Leicester game, screaming THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU EAT PIZZA
— GeorgeWeahsCousin (@WeahsCousin) August 13, 2016
Bet the bookies are loving this, so many idiots are gonna put money on Hull to win the league now
— Andy Castell (@AJ3) August 13, 2016
WTF IS THIS! MY FIRST NEW SEASON AS #LCFC FAN AND THEY LOSING TO A VILLAGE OF FUKING FISH MONGERS?!? NEVER FELT SO LOW AS A LOYAL FAN 😡🐺
— Beijing Red 4 Lyf (@Beijingcasuals) August 13, 2016
Transfer News: Andrea Bocelli to Hull City
— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) August 13, 2016
If the Premier League title changed hands like the WWE title – and heaven knows it should – Hull would be champions now. Makes you think.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 13, 2016
The incredible Leicester-story continues. Winning the League. Against all odds. Losing against Hull. Against all odds
— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) August 13, 2016
All the Chelsea fans, who became Man City fans, who then became Leicester fans are looking for a new club now.
— Ammo (@AmmoGooner) August 13, 2016
Leicester's new fans pic.twitter.com/k1jQKi4w9K
— Becky (@becksthfc) August 13, 2016
If Michu was a football team it would be Leicester
— MK (@Jewneeb) August 13, 2016
What the Hull?
— Howler Magazine (@whatahowler) August 13, 2016
Realistically, I don't think we can catch Hull now. Focus on the Champions League, IMHO.
— Bankrupt (@bankruptspurs) August 13, 2016
When you bash your head against your keyboard after losing to Hull pic.twitter.com/XVPcoZpfdM
— Joe (@SxmplySane) August 13, 2016