In the last hour they have invaded hundreds of accounts. Apparently provocative phrases and then the repetition symbol. Here’s what the craze that has already involved the major clubs means
If you’ve been on social media in the last few hours, you probably won’t have missed it. And the goal of the latest ‘fashion’ is precisely that, at least in terms of image: an emoji of a red flag to be crushed repeatedly to attract the attention of one’s followers. On what? On an obvious provocation. In short, what are the red flags that are multiplying and that have now also infected the world of football?
The new fashion has spread rapidly and has seen hundreds of official accounts, brands, companies, giants and even sports clubs and companies associated with a phrase with an ironic or at least paradoxical content for the writer, the symbol of the red triangle. And at that point the meaning is clear: “Don’t believe whoever writes these things, but take exactly the opposite as true”.
First Twitter, then a deluge
The official Twitter account kicked off the trend with a simple and contradictory: “I’m not on Twitter” followed by the now inevitable red banners.
Manchester United tightly expressed their thoughts on who is the best player of all time.
The other side of the city has heralded its jewel Kevin De Bruyne as the best player in the Premier.
And with us the Bull, the Roma and …
It is inevitable that the trend did not also infect Italian clubs. Starting from the profile in English of Turin which has launched a twitter in which the grenades say they are not the best that the Piedmontese capital can offer.
But even on the Tiber there is no joking, sorry, joking and how. With Roma, who after the injury suffered by Tammy Abraham during the national team, used the red flags to ease the player’s apprehension a little with the message: “I love the break for the national teams”.
The official profile of the Europa League has instead broadened its point of view by improvising a musical judgment: “The anthem of the Europa League is not a masterpiece”.
And so in a few hours, the inventiveness of fans and users led by the “admins” of the most influential accounts, crossed all limits on the use of red flags, in the wake of a stinging sarcasm.
where do they come from?
There is still no certainty on how fashion has spread. The red flag – commonly a warning sign or a code to draw attention – but in the world of sports it is traditionally associated with golf. It therefore assumes the metaphorical meaning of signaling a “hole”, a warning or a joke in which not to fall. But the social game is just that … sooner or later everyone falls for it.
13 October – 20:02
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