There was plenty of reaction on Twitter last night after the Manchester United v Real Madrid game with most of the attention pointing toward the Turkish referee, Nani and Roy Keane for various intertwined reasons.
Manchester United fans felt, quite rightly some might say, aggrieved at the incident and while English football fans may have wanted to spare a thought toward our countries UEFA coefficient ranking, which is now in serious danger of dropping behind Germany into third position, many a fan saw the night as a good chance to get their own back on United.
Over they years English football fans have been disappointed with various decisions that do or do not seem to go their way when facing The Red Devils and on this occasion it was no different as a collective memory of various 'Fergie time' incidents seem to ring across the social network and the gloating began.
United fans bit back, in particular when it came to bitter rivals Arsenal.
Gunners fans across the web were reminded of their recent failures although once again people of England, our second place coefficient is in danger if Arsenal do not beat Bayern Munich in their Champions League second round tie.
One Arsenal player was also annoyed by the apparent need to switch negativity toward Arsenal.
NextGen captain Nico Yennaris got in several lively debates with followers about the decision as he grew frustrated at the abuse being directed toward Arsenal by disgruntled Manchester United fans; despite agreeing that the referee got the decision wrong.
It seems on this occasion he was speaking as an Arsenal fan rather then an Arsenal player...
@ahh_seen so why are united fans switching it onto arsenal that aint about no red card ?— Nico Yennaris (@Nico_Yennaris) March 5, 2013
@nico_yennaris ME AND YOU WILL HAVE THE SAME AMOUNT OF LEAGUE TITLES. ONLY ONE OF US IS A "FOOTBALLER"EVERLASTING W*NKER— King (@TheKingDisu) March 5, 2013
Funny how people wana get onto you for what u do. If they was so good they'd be doing it aswell #hatersGonhate— Nico Yennaris (@Nico_Yennaris) March 5, 2013
@samar7 debatable but his eyes where on the ball the whole time so for me not sending off— Nico Yennaris (@Nico_Yennaris) March 5, 2013
This is football.— Nico Yennaris (@Nico_Yennaris) March 5, 2013
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