These were the best İlkay Gündoğan dead jokes after the Manchester City players came out of the tunnel at the Etihad wearing shirts featuring the recently injured midfielder’s name and number on the front prior to their clash with Arsenal on Sunday.
In what looked liked a memorial for the the player, the team paid their respects to the German international who is set to miss the rest of the season after tearing the cruciate ligaments in his right knee during a midweek win over Watford.
With the club widely mocked for their tribute, here are the best of the İlkay Gündoğan dead jokes:
Manchester City players showing their solidarity in wearing Gündoğan shirts. We will remember him. pic.twitter.com/loNvYUFHWe
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) December 18, 2016
When did Gundogan die?
— Adam McKola (@AdamMcKola) December 18, 2016
@AdamMcKola when he signed his city contract
— Max (@_maxcorbett) December 18, 2016
Gundogan has passed way. RIP u will live on forever. Cant believe it. I wanna run to u. Really cant believe this. @
— Jordan 🎅🏻 (@Jorc94) December 18, 2016
To be fair is probably the best way to remember Gundogan now he's dead
— Barney Ronay (@barneyronay) December 18, 2016
Nice touch from City re: Gundogan named shirts. Assuming 'nice touch' means pointlessly over the top gesture for still alive human being.
— Andrew Allen (@AAllenSport) December 18, 2016
Where's the minute silence for Gundogan's death?
— AN. (@VintageUtd) December 18, 2016
Underway in the Gundogan memorial match.
— Coral (@Coral) December 18, 2016
— Luke Naylor (@_Naylor_) December 18, 2016
Gundogan didn't die for this start
— GeorgeWeahsCousin (@WeahsCousin) December 18, 2016
Awful start by City. Gundogan will be turning in his grave.
— Andrew Kilduff (@TuftyMUFC) December 18, 2016
99 – Percentage of Man City fans surprised to hear Ilkay Gundogan died this week. Tribute.
— OptaJoke (@OptaJoke) December 18, 2016
Disrespectful of Arsenal to score before the 8th minute, pretty sure City had a collective applause planned for the departed Gundogan
— United In Focus (@UnitedInFocus) December 18, 2016
— BrynWFC (@bryn1970) December 18, 2016
Poor Gundogan. The first footballer to ever get injured.
— John Ashton (@thedoveman1982) December 18, 2016
@TSBible nonce act, West Ham players would wear "Carroll" every fucking week if they did it
— Simon Dawkins (@simondawkins23) December 18, 2016
@IlkayGuendogan get well soon!!
— Matt Kean (@matt__kean) December 18, 2016