The slightly odd #StevieLAG hashtag, contrived to accompany LA Galaxy’s tweet confirming the signing of Steven Gerrard, led to a many more tweets poking fun at the announcement.
Gerrard joins the MLS club as a designated player and is due to arrive in America after the current Premier League season has finished, in July.
As the end of his illustrious career at Liverpool draws to a sudden close, take a look at this collection of the best #StevieLAG tweets after LA Galaxy confirmed the Gerrard signing:
I know he can't run anymore, but it's not very nice of L.A. to make fun of their new player before he even gets there. #StevieLAG
— Gianluca Nesci (@GianlucaNesci) January 7, 2015
— Fake Gregg Berhalter (@CrewCoachGregg) January 7, 2015
Someone, somewhere is getting paid an awful lot of money to come up with things like #StevieLAG
— Football365 (@F365) January 7, 2015
#StevieLAG sounds like what happened vs. Chelsea last season.
— Andres Cordero (@DreCordero) January 7, 2015
It all makes sense now. The slip, the sudden dip of form. Steven Gerrard has been lagging all along. #StevieLag
— Luke. (@LukeLessUnited) January 7, 2015
That #StevieLAG hashtag might struggle, but if he doesn't get around the pitch very quickly in MLS then just blame it on the Stevie lag.
— Chris Brookes (@chris_brookes) January 7, 2015
— John Brewin (@JohnBrewinESPN) January 7, 2015
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) January 7, 2015
— Andrew Allen (@AAllenSport) January 7, 2015
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) January 7, 2015