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Melty-Faced Marouane Fellaini Provides Enduring Image Of 2017 Super Cup, Just About Manages To Laugh Off Ridicule (Photos)

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With pre-season being a time for experimentation, Marouane Fellaini tried out a couple of new looks during Manchester United's glorified pre-season friendly defeat against Real Madrid last night.

As well as attempting to shackle his dense mane with bloodied bandages, the big Belgian midfielder also put his face to good use by providing the enduring image of the 2017 UEFA Super Cup.

Tweets and Photos: Man Utd players on Valerenga victory

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PICTURE: Matic in United training kit

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Following reports that Marouane Fellaini is set to move to Galatasaray, it's no surprise that Nemanja Matic's move to Manchester United has drawn closer today.

While the move has yet to be confirmed, an image appeared on social media showing Matic in the club's training gear.

Some fans may not be overawed by signing Matic, a player whose best years are behind him and will cost £40m, but he is a player that Jose Mourinho knows well.

Chronic Case Of The Anichebes: Daley Blind Drops Instagram Clanger By Failing To Observe Proper Copy+Paste Etiquette (Photo)

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Daley Blind has become the latest footballer to come a cropper while copy+pasting generic commercial platitudes on his social media accounts.

The Dutch defender shared a photo of himself posing wistfully in Manchester United's new third shirt on Instagram, along with a caption that he failed to fully edit before publishing.

Manchester United 2-0 Chelsea: Awful performance from a truly disappointing Chelsea side at Old Trafford.

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Chelsea were well and truly beaten by Jose Mourinho's Manchester United side in one of our most disappointing performances of the season.

I can take defeat on the chin if we deserve to be beaten as we were yesterday. I can accept the manner of defeat if we have played our best and have given it our all but have still lost the game.

Mourinho: We controlled Chelsea just like we did with 11 men last time

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Social media came alive ahead of Manchester United's 2-0 win over Chelsea when the team was announced. With top goalscorer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, left out of the team and players like Ashley Young and Marouane Fellaini starting, lots of United fans were left wondering what Jose Mourinho was playing at.

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Neymar in Dubai, but where next?

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Paris (AFP) – Brazil’s Neymar triggered a guessing game on his return from China on Tuesday, posting a video on social media apparently from Dubai but leaving his final destination - Paris or Barcelona - a mystery.

As speculation mounts of an imminent record-busting transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar’s video appeared to be from the first class lounge at Dubai airport.

Neymar in Dubai, but where next?

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Paris (AFP) – Brazil’s Neymar triggered a guessing game on his return from China on Tuesday, posting a video on social media apparently from Dubai but leaving his final destination - Paris or Barcelona - a mystery.

As speculation mounts of an imminent record-busting transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar’s video appeared to be from the first class lounge at Dubai airport.

Football: Japan’s Honda joins Mexican side Pachuca

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Tokyo (AFP) – Japan international Keisuke Honda has signed for Mexico’s Pachuca, the former AC Milan player announced on social media Friday, ending months of speculation about his future.

The 31-year-old left the Serie A side at the end of last season after a frustrating three-year spell in Italy.

Football: Japan’s Honda joins Mexican side Pachuca

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Tokyo (AFP) – Japan international Keisuke Honda has signed for Mexico’s Pachuca, the former AC Milan player announced on social media Friday, ending months of speculation about his future.

The 31-year-old left the Serie A side at the end of last season after a frustrating three-year spell in Italy.

Lyon blast ‘despicable’ Valbuena death claim

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Paris (AFP) Lyon on Monday hit out at "despicable" social media reports that French international Mathieu Valbuena had died.

"Mathieu Valbuena is happily alive and well contrary to what those despicable individuals are spreading on Twitter," the club said in their own Twitter retort.

The Ligue 1 club acted after after a number of social media posts claimed the 32-year-old died on Sunday, alongside a photograph of the player.

Lyon blast ‘despicable’ Valbuena death claim

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Paris (AFP) Lyon on Monday hit out at "despicable" social media reports that French international Mathieu Valbuena had died.

"Mathieu Valbuena is happily alive and well contrary to what those despicable individuals are spreading on Twitter," the club said in their own Twitter retort.

The Ligue 1 club acted after after a number of social media posts claimed the 32-year-old died on Sunday, alongside a photograph of the player.

Colombia investigates death threats against Real Madrid’s James

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Bogota (AFP) Prosecutors have opened an investigation into alleged online death threats against Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez, of Real Madrid, an official said Tuesday.

"The Attorney General's office is launching a probe to determine responsibilities in a crime involving threats" that carries up to eight years in prison, Luis Alberto Perez of its investigating unit told reporters, referring to the threats against James.

Colombia investigates death threats against Real Madrid’s James

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Bogota (AFP) Prosecutors have opened an investigation into alleged online death threats against Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez, of Real Madrid, an official said Tuesday.

"The Attorney General's office is launching a probe to determine responsibilities in a crime involving threats" that carries up to eight years in prison, Luis Alberto Perez of its investigating unit told reporters, referring to the threats against James.

Aurier throat slit gesture during World Cup qualifier causes stir

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Paris (AFP) Controversial Paris Saint-Germain full-back Serge Aurier has caused a social media stir after making a throat slitting gesture duing a World Cup qualifier on Saturday.

Ivory Coast international Aurier celebrated a goal against Mali by turning to the crowd and dragging his finger across his throat.

Aurier throat slit gesture during World Cup qualifier causes stir

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Paris (AFP) Controversial Paris Saint-Germain full-back Serge Aurier has caused a social media stir after making a throat slitting gesture duing a World Cup qualifier on Saturday.

Ivory Coast international Aurier celebrated a goal against Mali by turning to the crowd and dragging his finger across his throat.

‘Forgiven’ Eto’o back for Antalyaspor after racism row

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Istanbul (AFP) Former Cameroon international Samuel Eto'o was recalled by Turkish side Antalyaspor on Sunday after being dropped for allegedly accusing the club leadership of racism on social media.

Club chairman Ali Safak Ozturk said the former Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea star had been forgiven after expressing regret for the remarks.

‘Forgiven’ Eto’o back for Antalyaspor after racism row

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Istanbul (AFP) Former Cameroon international Samuel Eto'o was recalled by Turkish side Antalyaspor on Sunday after being dropped for allegedly accusing the club leadership of racism on social media.

Club chairman Ali Safak Ozturk said the former Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea star had been forgiven after expressing regret for the remarks.

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Excuses in early? Alexis Sanchez announces he is sick

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Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has posted on social media to announce to the world that he is sick. The Chile international took to Instagram on...

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Tweets and Photos: Arsenal players react to beating Bayern Munich

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Arsenal players have been posting on social media to react to their victory over Bayern Munich in a pre-season friendly earlier today. The Gunners...

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Football Art: Graphic Untd Design Series Of App-Themed Fantasy Kits For Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Etc (Photos)

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Ever wondered what it might look like when Facebook's office football teamsquare off against their Airbnbcounterparts after work on a Thursday night?

Well, wonder no more compadres, for the good people at Graphic Untd have spent their recent weeks drafting up a series of fantasy kits for a whole raft of different apps.

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Chelsea apologise and discipline Brazilian player for offending Chinese people

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Chelsea have issued an apology to the Chinese people after offensive social media posts by Brazilian youngster Kenedy. The Blues said sorry to the...

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Antonio Rudiger signs as Chelsea reveal signing in cool Social Media video.

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Antonio Rudiger has signed for Chelsea for a reported fee of £31m rising to £33m and signed a five-year contract. The German international is Antonio Conte's first major summer signing.

Which name would you get on the back of your @nikefootball Chelsea home shirt today?

Arsenal 3-0 Chelsea – A Didier Drogba Tweet sums up the Chelsea performance.

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For the second week running, Chelsea were hammered by the opposition in the first half and lost the game. As a result Didier Drogba took to his social media account and has best described what happened at the Emirates last night.


Unfortunately, Drogba is spot on and it really was men against boys in the first half, which is the most disappointing aspect.

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Sporting Miss Out on Social Media Campaign for Oduro

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Today Sporting Kansas City got some disappointing news about a free agent that they had publicly been chasing on social media. Robb Heineman had been courting Montreal Impact forward, Dominic Oduro as a free agent singing in a string of four Tweets this past Friday night, Benny Feilhaber even got in on the recruiting campaign posting a tweet of his own.

Sporting Miss Out on Social Media Campaign for Oduro

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Today Sporting Kansas City got some disappointing news about a free agent that they had publicly been chasing on social media. Robb Heineman had been courting Montreal Impact forward, Dominic Oduro as a free agent singing in a string of four Tweets this past Friday night, Benny Feilhaber even got in on the recruiting campaign posting a tweet of his own.

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Rafa Benitez Takes Aim At Social Media

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We are not big believers in social media because it seems to give people a chance to bring out the worst in themselves by posting ridiculous and vicious comments on the Internet. A big reason for that is they can essentially remain anonymous if they so wish. And it's much easier and less of a [...]

Rafa Gives Advice To Players About Social Media

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In his press conference today Rafa Benitez has given advice to his players that if they have social media accounts they can use them to communicate with but not tointeract with. The main thing for footballers is to concentrate on their football and to do everything they can to improve their game and become [.

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Turkey ex-football star on trial for insulting Erdogan

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Istanbul (AFP) Former Turkey football star Hakan Sukur went on trial in his absence Thursday on charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on social media.

Sukur is one of several thousand people including journalists, politicians and the occasional celebrity, to face similar legal proceedings.

Turkey ex-football star on trial for insulting Erdogan

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Istanbul (AFP) Former Turkey football star Hakan Sukur went on trial in his absence Thursday on charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on social media.

Sukur is one of several thousand people including journalists, politicians and the occasional celebrity, to face similar legal proceedings.

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La Banteur: PSG Fans Wear ‘He’s Staying’ Shirts To Poke Fun At Gerard Pique’s Poorly-Timed Neymar Tweet (Photos)

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A smattering of PSG fans paid good money to rib Gerard Pique over a clanger of a tweet the Barcelona defender emitted at the height of the swirling speculation that preceded Neymar's big move to the French capital.

Back on July 23rd, with the world still incredulous that such a transfer could come to pass, Pique posted a photo of himself and Neymar along with the fateful caption "Se Queda" "He's staying".

Why the Philadelphia Union’s season is not over

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Believe it or not, all is not lost.

Since losing to the New York Red Bulls in the Round of 16 of the U.S. Open Cup Wednesday night, fans have taken to social media claiming that the season is over. To claim that your season dictated by league performance is over due to exiting a regional tournament is a bit of an overreaction.

MLS starting XI card ratings

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Who does lineups right, and why does Toronto FC always start Jozy Altidore in net?

Not all social media lineup cards are created equal. At minimum, they're supposed to tell a viewer at a glance who is playing that day. Some of them do a very good job of this, while others barely meet that requirement.

Moralez brings something "completely different" to NYCFC

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New York City FC supporters have been noisy on social media in the off-season, curious as to what prominent Designated Player the club would obtain to replace retired legend Frank Lampard.

While Maxi Moralez may not rank with Sami Khedira in name recognition, the 5-foot 3-inch attacking midfielder may be NYCFC's most essential acquisition since star forward David Villa.

Aston Villa Settle Twitter Spat With ‘Social Media Grudge Match’ Against Virgin Trains XI (Photos)

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Having found themselves embroiled in a (very) minor Twitter spat a couple of months ago, Aston Villaopted tosettle their beef mano a mano by sending a represetative XI to square off against Virgin Trains' works team.

It all began in the wake of Roberto Di Matteo's sacking in October, when Virgin seized their chance to engage in some corporate-approved social media banter with Villa.

Tres preguntas que debes hacerte para lograr relevancia digital

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Todo se mueve muy rápido, las inversiones, los cambios en los medios sociales, la integración de aplicaciones, nuevos desarrollos. Estamos metidos en una inercia positiva de innovación, pero con su parte negativa que implica perderse dentro de todo.

Instagram libera funcionalidades, Snapchat irrumpe con fuerza, Facebook Live intentando (o logrando) desplazar a Periscope, cambios de orden en Facebook, algoritmos en evolución (Page Rank, Edge Rank, etc) y una nueva serie de formatos y contenidos derivados de los famosos seis segundos que Vine nos trajo.

USMNT 0 Colombia 2 - The sky isn't falling

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Rumors of the USMNT's demise are greatly exaggerated

If you've spent any time on social media since the end of the game you may believe the sky is falling. The USMNT is done for. Ruined. Crash and burning out of the tournament.

If that is the type of article you're looking for, I suggest you move on.

Revolution star Charlie Davies to appear on Good Morning America

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This should be good.

Anyone who follows Charlie Davies on social media knows how savvy he is and soon he will share his knowledge with the entire country.

Davies is one of three MLS players that will take over Good Morning America on Monday, May 30. Davies, along with Maurice Edu and David Villa, will talk about the art of taking selfies, interacting with fans, and deciding what to post on social media.

Crystal Palace: Wilfried Zaha Launches New Social Media Brand, Spells His Own Name Wrong (Photo)

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With the FA Cup Final crowning on the horizon, Wilfried Zaha chose this week to spruce up his social media brand with a nifty new theme.

Indeed, the Crystal Palace winger and his team proudly debuted his fresh new Twitter profile on Thursday evening, which boasted a swanky banner image and profile picture, which featured Zaha's new personalised brand logo.

Backlash as ‘AC Milan’ perform pre-match Haka in advertising stunt

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Struggling Serie A giants AC Milan were left red-faced amid a social media backlash that mocked the club for a bizarre pre-match 'Haka' ritual dance prior to a Serie A game on Thursday.

Seven-time European champions Milan hosted relegation-haunted Carpi at the legendary San Siro stadium looking for a win to boost their bid to qualify for next season's Europa League.