The more tech-savvy among football fans are always sure to check Twitter for reliable transfer market speculation and activity, and line-ups, predictions and on-the-go updates on match days. In the recent past, another source of entertainment has burst onto the scene in the micro-blogging universe, namely, parody accounts of those in the football world with their own idiosyncrasies or colourful tendencies. Herein we take a look at some of the funniest and most popular parody accounts to have caught the eye:
1. Evil Kagawa
(@evilkagawa): The Japanese midfield wizard was considered a good, young buy with enormous potential on his signing by Manchester United in 2012 from Borussia Dortmund, with a fee of 25 million pounds. However, his Old Trafford career was somewhat of a mixed bag: despite winning the title, Kagawa was never a force majeure for Sir Alex’s last season and under David Moyes, playing in an unaccustomed position on the wing, failed to impress and was regularly subbed off. His return to Dortmund spawned one of the first such parody accounts, wherein the recurring theme of Kagawa mocking, threatening or offering sarcastic advice to his former club and teammates became a norm. The tweets have ironic and subtle undertones, as seen in the sample tweets below.