Malcom in the Meddle: Fans React as New Barça Star Scores Against Roma Days After Transfer Hijacking

3 min


0

​One of the summer’s strangest transfer stories took place last week when Brazilian winger Malcom’s transfer to Roma was hijacked at the eleventh hour by ​Barcelona.

A deal had been agreed between Malcom’s former club Bordeaux and Roma for the player’s signature, with the Italian side even announcing the deal on social media before Barcelona swooped in at the last minute to shepherd the would be Roman over to Catalonia.

FC Barcelona v Tottenham Hotspur - International Champions Cup 2018

Roma sporting director Monchi suggested legal action could be taken in the aftermath of the fiasco, while club president James Pallotta claimed only sending Lionel Messi their way would make things right between the two clubs.

And as if things couldn’t get much more awkward, Malcom has added insult to injury by scoring against the club he ditched for Barcelona in a pre-season friendly – though Roma did eventually go on to win the match 4-2.

Roma’s notoriously witty social media team at least took the unusual situation in good humour (probably), tweeting Barcelona’s starting lineup prior to the match with one name redacted. 

​​Another tweet by Roma’s English account showed the club’s muted words on the site, which included phrases such as ‘Announce Malcom’ and ‘Where is Malcom’ in response to the repeated jokes and questions regarding the player and his collapsed move to the club.




Check out our sponsor before clicking proceed to vote, Thank you <3

Roma’s somewhat passive-aggressive handling of the situation drew a reaction on social media, with a host of fans seeing the funny side and many Barcelona fans offering their own retorts to Roma’s jibes at the expense of their new player.

​​

​​Things would get even more uncomfortable when Malcom netted in the second half. Something Roma’s Twitter were not prepared to let go…

Though the tweet caused quite a stir on social media, Malcom himself did not show any sign of being offended.

“It’s a joke, nothing happens. I’m not angry,” the winger told ​Mundo Deportivo after the game.

Malcom joined Barcelona for €41m after spending three years at Bordeaux, where he scored an impressive 23 goals in 96 appearances for the French side.


Like it? Share with your friends!

0
DownTheWing

Legend

0 Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format