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Roma block out all Malcom news ahead of Barcelona preseason clash

Tottenham fought back from two goals down in the Rose Bowl, but Barcelona earned the win on penalties, with Malcom burying the final kick.
Sid Lowe details how Malcom's arrival at Barcelona makes the club's Ousmane Dembele problem even more complicated.

Roma have moved to ensure they will be free all Twitter posts regarding Malcom throughout their preseason clash with Barcelona.

Malcom appeared set to join the Giallorossi from Bordeaux earlier this summer and the Italian side's Twitter account even posted an update confirming a deal had been agreed. However, Barcelona swooped in at the 11th hour and stole the Brazilian away.

Ahead of what now looks to be a grudge match, Roma's English Twitter account posted an image with a list of its 'muted words.' They comprised: "Malcom," the now ubiquitous transfer window demand "announce Malcom," the just plain trolling "where's Malcom" -- and even "Malcom in the middle."

This is the latest in a long line of hilarious tweets from Roma's English account which, ironically, date back to after their historic victory Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-final as they capitalised on their newfound publicity.

The jokes from the Serie A side continued later with their Twitter account deleting the name of the Brazilian winger from the Barcelona starting XI.

This is the latest in a long line of tweets from Roma's English account which, ironically, date back to after their historic victory Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinal as they capitalised on their newfound publicity.

Roma also took revenge on the pitch afterwards to beat the Catalans 4-2 in the International Champions Cup clash even though Malcolm gave them a taste of what they missed out by scoring a goal in the second half.

When the Brazilian scored, they even managed to make a joke out of that, tweeting: "Goal for Barcelona. They retake the lead through... Malcom, inevitably."

However, the morning after, normality was resumed, and they confirmed they had deleted the long list of Malcom variables from their list of muted words.

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