Manchester United Receives Backlash for 'Disrespectful' Tweet Following Victory Over Brighton
After posting a tweet that seemed to be a significant jab at Brighton & Hove Albion, Manchester United has received significant backlash from a portion of social media users.
Erik ten Hag's team emerged victorious in the FA Cup semi-final on April 23, winning on post-match penalties after both sides failed to score in 120 minutes of play.
The match was closely contested, and it showcased how much progress the Seagulls have made under Roberto De Zerbi this season.
The Red Devils, on the other hand, were determined not to suffer consecutive cup eliminations after their exit from the Europa League at the hands of Sevilla the previous Thursday.
During the penalty shootout, both teams successfully converted their first six penalties. However, Solly March's attempt was unsuccessful as he sent his effort over the bar, which gave Victor Lindelof a chance to secure United's spot in the final.
Lindelof remained composed under pressure and successfully scored his spot kick, beating Robert Sanchez.
Subsequently, the individual who manages Manchester United's official Twitter account shared the following post:
"WE’RE ON THE MARCH WITH TEN HAG’S ARMY!"
It's unclear whether the tweet was intentional or coincidental, but the message behind it was evident to Twitter users.
Some people were unhappy that the tweet made a reference to the name 'March' in the same sentence that mentioned Solly March's penalty miss, which ultimately allowed United to advance.
WE’RE ON THE MARCH WITH TEN HAG’S ARMY! ❤️— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 23, 2023
How Fans reacted to the tweet:
One fan tweeted: "Have some class, your squad cost 10x Brighton’s"
The second tweeted: "Trolling a player You can do better."
Another said: "Giving this energy when your squad costs 100x of what Brighton costs and you just about win the game? Shameless."
Another opined: "I can bet on life that we hired a new admin. We’ve never had an admin w so much sauce. Give him a raise."