West Bromwich Albion have moved quickly to try and clarify a tweet that was posted during last nights game with Manchester United by their clubs official twitter account. It appeared to be mock the fact that Marouane Fellaini was stripping off his tracksuit and ready to come on for United. The tweet was retweeted around 20,000 times and even United`s second choice goalkeeper, Anders Lindgaard tweeted his anger at the message.
The Baggies were left two minutes later with egg on their faces when Fellaini brilliantly took down a cross on his chest, turned on a six pence and riffled the ball into the top of the net, bringing United back into the game. Fellaini would go on and cause West Brom problems all through the second half and probably was United`s man of the match for his performance.
A statement read: “In response to incorrect and mischievous reporting, we would like to clarify that our initial tweet about Marouane Fellaini was made as the player removed his tracksuit top.
“That was in preparation for his introduction to the game during a period when night-time temperatures were dropping significantly.
“We are extremely disappointed that our tweet was taken out of context by mischief-makers.
“And that’s not least on a night when two teams showed such a commitment to strident and attacking football to once more underline the quality and entertainment value of the Barclays Premier League.”
Somehow I think we all know what the real thought was behind the tweet and it was not the temperature. Maybe they will think twice in future about what they tweet.