BARCELONA had been labelled “past embarrassing” after crowning themselves the world’s most moral membership.
Social media slayed the La Liga champions for modestly claiming they’ve “all the time been identified for his or her sportsmanship, respect for the opposition and truthful play”.
Barcelona even drew mocking comparisons with Donald Trump after the five-time Champions League winners saluted their very own “robust ethics” in an article on their web site referred to as “5 nice shows of truthful play from FC Barcelona”.
These particular moments included skipper Carles Puyol passing on the honour of lifting the Champions League trophy in 2013 to team-mate Eric Abidal, who had simply had a liver tumor operation.
However the incidents additionally go down by way of the Barca age teams.
The Spanish League leaders spotlighted the time their junior staff staff let Espanyol rating in 2006-07 after Barcelona had scored with an inured participant on the bottom.
And their U14B aspect received a Laureus Award final August after consoling their opposition greater than celebrating victory after profitable a match in Japan.
However soccer followers responded to Barcelona’s article with feedback like: “Sunday league degree trolling” and “embarrassing article”.
Different replies included “Is that this an April fools joke they forgot to put up?” and “5 days late”.
And one mentioned: “Appears like a Trump tweet”.
However one other fan identified Barcelona had first posted the article in February 2017.
He wrote: “Within the unique article, they by no means declare to be probably the most moral membership by any means…The phrases they’re utilizing are a bit of bit obnoxious, yeah.”