Real Madrid attacker Angel di Maria has caused quite a stir in North London, with the Argentine international reportedly saying that he has been ‘hurt’ by the media speculation linking him with a summer move to Tottenham.
I say ‘reportedly’ as there are conflicting stories attempting to explain his comments, which may well have been misconstrued, and Spurs an unfortunate victim in the fallout.
Or, Arsenal fans will be chuckling, the comments are quite accurately translated, and the 26-year-old did indeed express his pain at being linked with the Premier League side, turning White Hart Lane into White Hurt Lane for an evening (sorry, couldn’t resist)!
Di Maria meant that he was upset to be linked away from Real Madrid last Summer, not that Spurs are a bad club. English Press twisted it.
— Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) May 30, 2014
Regardless of this ongoing issue, Twitter has predictably burst into life, with poor old Tottenham the butt of many a Di Maria-themed joke!
It’s a bit of a free-for-all, with the Gunners faithful also seen among those adding to the growing throng of tweets that has gripped the social network, condemning Spurs to an evening of acute embarrassment.
Check out some of the best tweets right here:
di Maria’s ownage of Spurs ranks up there with his CL final cameo and his top performance as protagonist in Slumdog Millionaire
— The Iceman Cömeth (@sagar_tkd) May 30, 2014
I understand Di Maria’s disappointment been linked to Spurs, it is like anytime i realize that the guy i’ve been chatting to is a Spurs fan
— 2ÖYE (@toye24) May 30, 2014
Not sure why Spurs fans are upset by Di Maria’s comments, he’s being truthful. Can you name a top class player that wants to join Spurs?
— £ast CÖast Gunner (@RealRickyH) May 30, 2014
2008 – Zidane: “Who?” Translator: “I don’t think he’s heard of Spurs” 2014 – Di Maria: “It hurts when you hear you might be going to Spurs”
— Gingers for Limpar (@Gingers4Limpar) May 30, 2014
“It hurts when you’re always doing your best for your club and then you hear that you might be going to Tottenham.” – Angel Di Maria. A+
— James Tyler (@JamesTylerESPN) May 30, 2014
Maybe Di Maria’s alleged comments will help Tottenham Hotspur’s worldwide following? You know, help give them more exposure ..
— The Arsenal Horse (@thearsenalhorse) May 30, 2014
No respect lol in Di Maria’s eyes Tottenham might as well be Betis lmao
— Magneto (@KigenAFC) May 30, 2014
In other news, Angel Di Maria doesn’t like Tottenham.
• Di Maria had a dig at Spurs. • Di Maria is in Bale’s shadow at Madrid. • Bale was brought from Spurs. It all makes sense now.. #COYS