Barcelona's Tweet Celebrating Lionel Messi's 36 La Liga Goals Backfires Massively
Barcelona's Tweet celebrating Lionel Messi's 36 La Liga goals did not go down too well.
The 2018/19 La Liga season is officially in the books with Barcelona taking home the league title after they finished the campaign with an impressive 87 points, 11 points clear of nearest rivals Atletico Madrid.
And Barcelona's magical No.10 played a huge role in the club's league triumph. He chipped in with a remarkable 36 league goals.
Naturally, he finished as the league's top scorer and by some way. In second place, teammate Luis Suarez and Real Madrid's Karim Benzema who both scored 21 league goals.
21 Benzema, Suarez
The :top: scorers in #LaLigaSantander 2018/19! :crown: pic.twitter.com/CmpkoUCyOp
- LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) May 20, 2019
The 15 goal difference was pointed out by the Spanish champions who posted a bizarre Tweet on social media.
3 Rakitic, Vidal
2 Alba, Aleña
1 Lenglet, Malcom, Munir, Semedo
- FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) May 20, 2019
Needless to say, it got people talking including Real Madrid fans who poked fun of their arch rivals.
Here's some reaction from Twitter:
Well done lads. Managed to outbanter Madrid's entire season with just one tweet.
- Xav Salazar (@XavsFutbol) May 20, 2019
Basically admitting you're a one man team
- THFC (@RealDGGHD) May 20, 2019
We spent 300m for 13 goals. Nice.
- ιѕѕα (@UnknownSachi) May 20, 2019
You are only trolling the players with this tweet. Lol:joy:
- Rimo (@tastysterone) May 20, 2019
This is actually pretty embarrassing
- . (@AcrobatAlisson) May 20, 2019
Mugging off your own squad :sob:
- harry (@ChidoIdolo) May 20, 2019
You do realize you trolled half of your own team, right?
- M•A•J (@Ultra_Suristic) May 20, 2019
This is actually embarrassing
- Ⓐ (@Barzaboy) May 20, 2019
Messi has enjoyed another scintillating individual season and the difference in goals shows the disparity in quality among the Barcelona squad.
But the club will reinforce during the summer transfer window with Frenkie de Jong's services already secured for next season.
They also remain in the hunt for his Ajax teammate Matthijs de Ligt as well as Antoine Griezmann who's set to leave Atletico Madrid.