Fourteen funny football social media fails

Starring Clayton, Benteke, Rooney, Lescott, Wilshere, Ronaldo and more - but no Andre Gray.

Wayne Rooney made one of these funny football social media fails
FAIL: Rooney (Image: Gordon Flood)

There have been some fantastically funny football social media fails in the last few days, so what better time to round up more?

Contributions from Adam Clayton and Christian Benteke have caused widespread mirth – although the less said about Andre Gray the better.

To highlight the lighter side of it all, here are fourteen funny football social media fails:

Adam Clayton’s testicle hangs out

Remember that scene from The Inbetweeners where Simon suffers a wardrobe malfunction at the fashion show? That.

Celebrating the weekend’s 2-1 derby win at Sunderland, Clayton was clearly having a ball:

Adam Clayton going nuts after Middlesbrough's win vs Sunderland. He deserves the sack for this. pic.twitter.com/dQdLEeYkj5

— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) August 21, 2016

The picture was originally posted by Cristhian Stuani, who scored both of Boro’s goals on the day:

I am Sorry about the picture , we didnt realize it

— Cristhian Stuani (@CristhianStuani) August 21, 2016

Christian Benteke signs for ‘Burnleyl’

The Belgian joined Crystal Palace for £27m but failed to adequately communicate this to his social media team.

According to his Twitter bio, he’d not joined Palace but ‘Burnleyl’ (sic):

The fans of Burnleyl FC will be dancing in the streets after signing Benteke! pic.twitter.com/Vb1OwaHPC5

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 20, 2016

A lot of fun was had with the bizarre typo before the player himself clarified:

Oops my bad lol Yes I signed for cpfc and not burnley. Sorry for the little mistake the person that manages my Twitter got a little confused

— Christian Benteke (@chrisbenteke) August 20, 2016

Wayne Rooney threatens himself on Twitter

Clearly hadn’t quite got the hang of Twitter yet:

@WayneRooney I'll put u asleep within 10 seconds u little girl. Don't say stuff and not follow up on it. I'll be waiting

— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) May 17, 2011

Rooney giving Rooney sleepless nights, there.

Marcos Rojo’s burnt toast

He may play football for Man Utd and Argentina but, going by this image he shared on Instagram, Rojo can’t make toast:

Jack Wilshere posts image of Man Utd legends

The Arsenal midfielder tried to rally the troops following last season’s disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Crystal Palace.

Unfortunately, the image he posted contained silhouettes not of Gunners legends but of Man Utd heroes Denis Law, George Best and Bobby Charlton:

Breaking: Jack Wilshere out for months from broken thumb sustained hastily deleting latest moronic social media post pic.twitter.com/FbreFDvE7L

— Spurred On (@spurredontv) April 17, 2016

Joleon Lescott posts picture of a car after 0-6 defeat to Liverpool

The last thing Aston Villa fans wanted to see in the immediate aftermath of a thrashing was their centre-back’s flash new motor:


— Joleon Lescott (@JoleonLescott) February 14, 2016

Lescott attempted to explain the tweet away by saying it happened accidentally in his pocket, but no one believed him.

Kyle Walker accidentally reveals he dictates his Instagram posts

When not playing right-back for Tottenham and England, Walker is clearly telling his PA to ‘take a note’:

Note to Kyle Walker: Always proofread when your mate writes your Instagram posts. Great spot from @jeffmaysh #COYS pic.twitter.com/3ciYlccOcW

— Spurred On (@spurredontv) October 14, 2015

David Gold posts picture of the wrong player

Announcing the signing of Pedro Obiang from Sampdoria, the West Ham co-owner mistakenly posted a photo of Juventus’s Angelo Ogbonna.

As if covering for his mistake, the Hammers would go on to sign Ogbonna as well:

Gold's gonna post a picture of Obiang and say they've signed Ogbonna pic.twitter.com/HZyBdsrE6o

— J.R (@JackRushman96) July 9, 2015

Phil Neville ejaculates on the sand in Spain

After joining the coaching staff at Valencia, Phil’s first tweet in Spanish didn’t go entirely according to plan:

Priceless. Phil Neville tweeting in Spanish, and it didn't go so well.. or perhaps it did.. haha! #MUFC #ManUtd pic.twitter.com/WgCEANEfXw

— Linn B (@Linn_LFC) July 15, 2015

The FA patronises the hell out of England Women

Attempt to congratulate them on reaching the World Cup semi-finals instead comes off as laughably out of touch:

Heroes to zeros? England women's football team deletes 'sexist' tweet. #lionesses pic.twitter.com/sBdEugvBtw

— Tim Brannigan (@tim_brannigan) July 6, 2015

José Enrique’s Hitler moustache

The former Liverpool defender shared a picture of his ill-advised facial hair:

Surprised my girlfriend with a new style of beard this morning, She didn't like it very much.. hahahahaha @AmyJaine pic.twitter.com/zUfChhF6Ay

— José enrique (@Jesanchez3) October 8, 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo enjoys photos of boys in pants

The Real Madrid star could scarcely have phrased this any worse:

Cristiano Ronaldo's boys' pants tweet was a funny football social media fail

Everton enjoy day out with sister

It’s safe to assume this was intended to be posted by another account. Surely they weren’t referring to Liverpool?

@Everton ayy fam how's your sister? pic.twitter.com/kW4ar8gINo

— Aarry Bllen (@TheCalumLim) January 5, 2016

Joey Barton calls Neymar “cat piss”

Well, time can make fools of us all:

Neymar is the Justin Bieber of football. Brilliant on the old You Tube. Cat piss in reality…

— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) March 25, 2013