The best jokes as Premier League games resume following coronavirus suspension

All-action Wednesday night kicks off slew of games.


There were tweets and jokes as Premier League games resumed following a suspension due to coronavirus

The Premier League returned on Wednesday night following a 100-day break due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2019-2020 campaign resumed with two games as Aston Villa faced Sheffield United and Arsenal travelled to Manchester City.

Me on Wednesday evening: pic.twitter.com/Gh1jUEuMwq

— Megan Cantle (@megancantle99) June 14, 2020

Matches are being played behind closed doors with crowd noise added by the TV networks and social distancing measures enforced wherever possible.

There were numerous talking points with Mesut Özil not featuring in Arsenal’s squad and David Luiz spending a short time on the pitch when he received a red card after coming on as a substitute.

Good to see @MattHancock finally giving credit to footballers and Daniel Rashford in particular pic.twitter.com/b3lcqsTcP7

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 17, 2020

The operators of the goalline technology system were also forced to apologise after Sheffield United were denied a goal, despite the ball appearing to cross the line.

These were the best tweets and jokes as Premier League games resumed following the coronavirus suspension:


Live scenes as Man City vs Arsenal gets underway.#MCIARS pic.twitter.com/SvHjuPngYu

— Have I Got News For You (@haveigotnews) June 17, 2020



“It's all here: fast-kickin’, low-scorin’, and ties? You bet!"#footballsback pic.twitter.com/gJwA8GNnNo

— SimpsonsQOTD (@SimpsonsQOTD) June 17, 2020

'Fackin hell its bovver!!' https://t.co/fznLMSnLVK pic.twitter.com/yfrzWE0BFd

— jules (@jdr989) May 25, 2020

Seeing all the empty seats but hearing the crowd noise…

My brain:#footballsback #AVLSHU pic.twitter.com/a3spwEbkjN

— MB (@ENlGMARK) June 17, 2020

Pep doing some upgrades on Debruyne yesterday. #PremierLeague #footballsback #MCIARS pic.twitter.com/kKrE5f2AIH

— Zack Lightning ⚡️ (@waynebotfc) June 17, 2020

Just when your ready for the football to be back… #Thunderstorm #footballsback #NoSignal pic.twitter.com/kcoAHjCilh

— Pank (@Panks80) June 17, 2020

At last… a leader in number 10 pic.twitter.com/oHzb7B4Iby

— Bazil Pennells (@Bazilnova10) June 16, 2020


Due to new Covid-19 restrictions, goals will not stand unless they cross at least 2m over the line#AVLSHU pic.twitter.com/jRCbflum6h

— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) June 17, 2020

Arteta survived Corona but It looks it's David Luiz that's going to kill him

— Azeez Olajide ❼ (@zeezish_) June 17, 2020




When you have to stand 2 metres away from Jamie Carragher in case he spits at you #MCIARS pic.twitter.com/dL7RPDGjM6

— Derek Wilson (@DerekWi32749314) June 17, 2020

An important decision had to be made before the game #AVLSHU pic.twitter.com/O51ouZWAkk

— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) June 17, 2020

Perhaps they shouldn’t have had the Hawkeye/VAR guys running the artificial crowd noise

— Michael Davies (@embassydavies) June 17, 2020


VAR operator off for a drive to check eyesight #AVLSHU pic.twitter.com/1FUlaAfi8D

— Pip (@PipBean) June 17, 2020

How lucky, he lent the ball against the Hawkeye On/Off switch pic.twitter.com/osZYPWyQug

— Jason (@ryantegan) June 17, 2020

Respect to Mesut Ozil, still following Boris’s recommendation to work from home when necessary https://t.co/hZtZygXGFf

— Ryan (@bernardooooV3) June 17, 2020

Football’s gone for three months because of a worldwide pandemic.

Protesters are on the streets.

Political upheaval is everywhere.

And in one fell swoop, the conversation is all about Mesut Ozil again.


— arseblog (@arseblog) June 17, 2020


I’m so glad #footballsback! What’s the score?……..oh #MCIARS pic.twitter.com/s0M9B0HrTe

— Michael Christodoulou (@michaelchristod) June 17, 2020