With jokes, suspicions of death, interesting facts and best wishes from fellow pros – we collect the best tweets as news of the Shay Given transfer to Middlesbrough emerged.
Aston Villa’s long lost goalkeeper has joined ‘Boro on a month-long loan deal and Twitter reacted with an interesting mixture of derision and goodwill, from Newcastle fans in particular.
Take a look at our collection of the best Shay Given transfer to Middlesbrough tweets below:
Goalkeeper Shay Given, aged 52, has gone out on loan to Middlesbrough.
— Mark van door (@marky_red) November 28, 2013
Shay Given on an emergency loan. That's about as exciting as it gets for #Boro fans
— Michael Eyre (@michaeleyre1) November 28, 2013
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) November 28, 2013
Surprised that Shay Given has decided to retire at this stage of the season…
— Joe McNamee (@McNameeJoe) November 28, 2013
Surely Shay Given is now the ultimate judas.. Sunderland, Newcastle and now Boro.
— Alistair King (@AlistairKing92) November 28, 2013
First Kieron Dyer went to Boro on loan and now Shay Given? who next Laurent Robert?!?! Clarence Acuna?! @NolbertoSolano?!?!?!
— Tom Maltby (@TomMaltby_NUFC) November 28, 2013
Comet ISON and Shay Given. Something about faded stars.
— Quizzical Eyebrow (@quizeye) November 28, 2013
— Gareth Thompson (@garfbobt) November 28, 2013
Shay Given was still at villa?! haha
— Dan :) (@Dani___Alves) November 28, 2013
@No1shaygiven good luck horse!
— Gary Gardner (@22Gards) November 28, 2013
Shay Given always keeps a bottle of Holy Water in goal, when he plays for club and country #footiehour
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) November 28, 2013
Shay Given is now Middlesbrough's greatest ever footballer. After Gazza.
— NUFCThreatLevel (@NUFCThreatLevel) November 28, 2013
@No1shaygiven Good luck Shay!
— Stiliyan Petrov (@StanPetrov19) November 28, 2013
Thought shay given was dead.
— King Biz Dog (@lampnoodle38) November 28, 2013
Shay Given should open his own restaurant and his motto would be 'Shay Given…But I also do takeaways"
— Mark Webber (Not F1) (@TakeThatM) November 28, 2013
Shay Given loves the North Easy a bit too much
— Matthew Nicholls (@MattNicholls4) November 28, 2013
What ever happened to Shay Given? Wasn't he supposed to be decent?
— The King of Banter (@Dryzie_Official) November 28, 2013
Why do Americans celebrate Shay Given today? #slightlydeaf
— Richard Bullions (@mobyrik) November 28, 2013
Shay Given's trending. He hasn't died has he?! In the week of Speedo's anniversary? We'll never stop swinging our scarves or clapping v WBA!
— Pete Collins (@Pete_Collins) November 28, 2013
@No1shaygiven SHAY GIVENS BARMY ARMY WE HATE LEEDS
— Danny Nimmo (@danny_nimmo) November 28, 2013
— Sean A (@SeanKDLA) November 28, 2013