Tweets of the Week: Commonwealth Games special

A Commonwealth Games special featuring goats, newspapers, Gerrard, Lineker, Balotelli, Cafu and Flanagan.

Boxers at the Commonwealth Games that formed the basis for the Tweets of the Week
The Commonwealth Games… Presented by Gary Lineker (Image: ThePhantom777)

Back once again, it’s Tweets of the Week – a Commonwealth Games special featuring goats, newspapers, Gerrard, Lineker, Balotelli, Cafu and Flanagan.

It’s been a long summer and now a new season is almost upon us.

But it’s not quite time for all that yet…

It’s time for Tweets of the Week!

Champions League Goat Chase of the Week

On the Tallaght Stadium pitch, spotted by The Irish Times correspondent Emmet Malone just hours before St Patrick’s Athletic faced Legia Warsaw in a crucial Champions League tie.

Two hiurs to ko at Tallaght and the pre-match entertainment is some guys trying to catch a goat that's on the pitch pic.twitter.com/sHRGwp5vhe

— emmet malone (@emmetmalone) July 23, 2014

He was behind goal, off the pitch and they were trying to get him with the practice nets but it cleared a fence. Could do a job for someone.

— emmet malone (@emmetmalone) July 23, 2014

They got him back to where he started and thought they had him in the practice nets but he got away again. pic.twitter.com/WjjRzkaPrP

— emmet malone (@emmetmalone) July 23, 2014

Have to say it looked from here a little like they settled for ushering him out the back gate so if you're travelling on the by pass….

— emmet malone (@emmetmalone) July 23, 2014

Champions League Goat Chase Joke of the Week

This one.

Boom boom! RT: @kaaaaner: @emmetmalone give Karl Shepherd a shout.

— emmet malone (@emmetmalone) July 23, 2014

Newspaper Article of the Week

This one, reporting on the tributes that poured in after England captain Steven Gerrard retired from international football.

A Vietnamese newspaper reporting Gerrard has retired from Cricket ! pic.twitter.com/D1iKz4a8At

— D.K (@Red_Hass) July 23, 2014

Newspaper Headline of the Week

This one.

The name is Bond, James… Rodriguez. pic.twitter.com/sVw4imuNBu

— Fieldoo Football (@Fieldoo) July 23, 2014

Mario Balotelli’s Life Lesson of the Week

This educational reminder, posted alongside a link to a video of the player dancing while ironing and reading Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s autobiography.

#KnowledgeIsPower reading books is cool?? #StayInSchoolKids ?????? http://t.co/HcEWrIbrgc

— Mario Balotelli (@FinallyMario) July 22, 2014

Gary Lineker Red Arrows Comparison of the Week

Borne out of the Commonwealth Games, currently being held in Glasgow with Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker heading up the BBC coverage.

Those Red Arrows get around. pic.twitter.com/VnrXjMojSP

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 23, 2014

@GaryLineker Pot & Kettle… #Brazil #Glasgow #CommonwealthGames

— Roycey (@officialroycey) July 23, 2014

@officialroycey: @GaryLineker Pot & Kettle… #Brazil #Glasgow #CommonwealthGames” < Fair point. Apologies!

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 23, 2014

Baton-carrier of the Week

Spotted by Manish Basin, presenter of The Football League Show.

I think I just saw Ruud Van Nistelrooy with the Queen's baton just then..

— Manish Bhasin (@_manishbhasin) July 23, 2014

Jon Flanagan Obsession of the Week

Cafu’s, as identified by FourFourTom:

Cafu's obsession with Jon Flanagan is currently my favourite thing in football.

— Tom (@FourFourTom) July 23, 2014

Seriously though. Actually stop and think about it. Cafu – the greatest right-back of all time – is a fan of Jon Flanagan. The Jon Flanagan.

— Tom (@FourFourTom) July 23, 2014

iPhone Death of the Week

A funeral, played out on Sanchez Watt’s Twitter account

My iPhone won't switch on ??????????

— ||Swazzy|| (@sanchezwatt) July 24, 2014


— ||Swazzy|| (@sanchezwatt) July 24, 2014

No time for jokes.. ????“@Jonathan__AM: @sanchezwatt hold the power button, that turns it on #truth

— ||Swazzy|| (@sanchezwatt) July 24, 2014

||????|| I keep looking to see if its turned back on… ???????????????? #ItsEmotional ?? pic.twitter.com/TvNoV6f9SE

— ||Swazzy|| (@sanchezwatt) July 24, 2014

@Daniijay8: @sanchezwatt charge it? ??” ??

— ||Swazzy|| (@sanchezwatt) July 24, 2014

I think I did too many times ?? “@SerenaLufcDobo: @sanchezwatt try resetting it a few times”

— ||Swazzy|| (@sanchezwatt) July 24, 2014

@sanchezwatt RIP phone Watt! ??

— Danielle Jay (@Daniijay8) July 24, 2014

Savage Weather Troll of the Week

On poor Gary Lineker’s son, stuck in South America while Robbie enjoys the English sunshine.

Boiling here mate haha RT @LinekerTobias: Shit weather on holiday puts me in the worst mood…. ??

— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) July 24, 2014