Twitter is a great place to see what people are watching on TV and one of the things people watch is sports. Football is arguably the biggest sport on the planet and the English Premier League is the most popular of the lot when it comes to viewership numbers.
Manchester United is one of the most successful English Premier League teams and has accumulated a huge fan base around the world. Matchdays are a big deal for this fans and there is usually incredible pressure on them to deliver.
However, yesterday, they lost to Fenerbahce during their Europa League fixture and this did not sit well with fans. Unlike fans from other teams, Manchester United fans have enjoyed a rather “sheltered” life when it comes to their team winning goals and they are not as resilient as the other fans.
It started with all the banter from fans from rival teams which were targeted at Man United fans.
Man U before & Man U after tonight's game pic.twitter.com/MM9YXXRbyh
— Kemi Ariyo (@d_problemsolver) November 3, 2016
Trolling Man U is starting to become boring…
No I'm lying, it's never boring trolling Man U 😂😂😂
— SUPERMANÉ™ (@TCharis_DRO) November 3, 2016
— GENCFBorg (@gencfborg) November 3, 2016
When you ask manu fans about last night game pic.twitter.com/6jgxoQlSOA
— Abdi (@fuwadii) November 4, 2016
Manchester United fans pic.twitter.com/8tZtVrjmmI
— Footy Jokes (@Footy_Jokes) November 3, 2016
The frustrations were clearly evident from the fans and they decided to vent it all on Twitter.
Some requested a refund.
@ManUtd you should refund them all
— Asam (@asammufc) November 3, 2016
@ManUtd refund them the money they've spent to watch such a mediocre performance.
— Watch_Dogs (@lu_kei) November 3, 2016
Others went way too far.
— daniel. (@DanieI_____) November 3, 2016
Some fans are now resulting to support the brand rather than the team.
I guess I now support Manchester United the Brand. Because the team is a joke.
— M M (@mercymurugi) November 3, 2016
“We are a JOKE FC”
@ManUtd WE ARE A JOKE FC.
— Ramesh 👑 (@RameshK1902) November 3, 2016
Others decided to switch teams, like this guy decided to support a German club instead.
@ManUtd Nah mate i've given up with this team. I will from now on be a devoted Mochengladbach supporter. I'll be back when you win a cup
— 👑King Junior👑 (@JuniorReyes17) November 3, 2016
Some have reached the breaking point.
We have joked about Man U as opponents failing but plz can someone tell Mou it ain't funny any more and they should PLZ STOP IT FORTHWITH
— Fatima Bulla (@BullaFatima) November 4, 2016
I’m pretty sure a majority of Man United supporters can attest to this statement.
When Fergie left, Man U left too
— ㅤ (@MyselfSofia) November 3, 2016
Other fans have given up and are now used to the status quo.
I'm getting used to this, @ManUtd 🙄
— Aysha Ridzuan (@ayshardzn) November 4, 2016
This was unlike what Arsenal fans were feeling when Mesut Ozil scored the winner just recently in the Champions league and you can expect more reactions like this during the weekend.