Premier League team Leeds United fired a cheeky shot at the world’s most powerful man after Donald Trump bizarrely tagged one of the club’s fans in a roaring tweet complaining about Fox News coverage of him.
Trump’s mile-per-minute Twitter feed is known to have produced some gems over the years, but his latest 280-character polemic most likely had some readers spitting out their morning covefe.
As part of his ongoing war of words with what he sees as “unfair” coverage by Fox News of the recent presidential election in the United States, Trump flagged an account operated by Leeds fan Alfred Newman – who had only 132 followers at the time would have.
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It is speculated that Trump’s flawed tweet should fully reference another Alfred Newman; the one credited with composing the famous Twentieth Century Fox fanfare and who died in 1970.
Whatever the truth of Trump’s complaint, Leeds United certainly didn’t have the 45th president to target either of them, and they quickly hit back with their own Twitter bombshell.
“He thought the election was bad, then he followed a #LUFC fan,” said the tweet published by the club.
Several other supporters soon jumped in for the fun, with a remark from Trump: “That’s it, he’s crossed the mark this time!”
Another fan jokingly asked Leeds’ social media guru to “stop starting with the president!” A third asked if it was reasonable to point out Trump’s flaws when some of their own supporters are capable of their own social media glitches.
“To be honest, some of our fans are idiots,” he wrote.
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