Fulham and Brentford engage in Twitter spat over goalkeeper loan
While it's hardly going to go down as one of the great conflicts of our time, Championship rivals Brentford and Fulham became embroiled in a spiky Twitter spat Thursday that ended in a glorious, meme-fuelled victory for the former.
The kerfuffle began when Brentford announced the departure of their goalkeeper Richard Lee, who completed a loan move to Fulham on Thursday evening. Crucially, it was the Bees' description of Lee's new club that first riled the social media department over at Craven Cottage.
Perturbed at being branded "Championship strugglers" by their traditional west London rivals, Fulham's official Twitter account duly issued a pithy (and purposefully patronising) one-word retort.
@BrentfordFC Bless.— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) March 27, 2015
Brentford then responded with a glorious cross-court, back-hand, Barack Obama-themed rally winner:
Game, set and, indeed, match -- if you'll excuse the confusing mixed sports metaphors.
That said, we can't help wondering why a team currently sitting just two places above the Championship relegation zone would take offence at being called "strugglers" in the first place.