A Zlatan Ibrahimović tweet welcoming Claudio Bravo to Manchester remains the most interesting thing to happen during the international break.
The Man Utd forward’s message to City’s new goalkeeper ahead of Saturday’s derby has been widely reported as ‘trolling’, possibly as some kind of reverse- or double-troll.
With just days to go before the Premier League resumes, it remains by far the most fascinating thing to have happened during the two-week break for internationals.
In a further blow for football in its entirety, it has been comprehensively overshadowed by the news that some naff white reggae group from the ’80s has endorsed some naff white Labour leader from the ’80s.
Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, Steve, a football fan from Reading, argued that Zlatan’s tweet to Bravo is a rightful headline-maker.
He said: “Potentially it redefines what it means to troll someone, and that’s nothing if not landmark.
“Where previously ‘trolling’ meant being a prick on the internet, it may now end up referring to welcoming someone to a particular location via an eminent social media platform.
“We could be witnessing history here, and I’m pretty sure I’m not just saying that because I’ve spent a week and a half agonising over a fantasy football team that I already know deep down in my heart is screwed.
“And that’s why Zlatan welcoming Bravo to Manchester deserves to dominate not just the back pages but the front.”
He added: “Kill me. Please. I’m actually serious.”