Fernando Llorente might have expected to start the FA Cup clash against Swansea, given that we were without Harry Kane. The Spaniard moved to Tottenham from the Swans and even though he has not had the impact that many would have expected of him, Llorente could have been a threat against the relegation-threatened team.
However, Mauricio Pochettino decided to stick with Son Heung-min up front and we did actually win the tie 3-0, which put us into the semifinals of the competition.
That should have been that but things took a bit of a wild turn as the FA Cup Twitter handle decided to have a joke at Llorente’s expense.
tbf anyone that wears a snood like this can’t be trusted pic.twitter.com/RsT4ZoEYWT
— The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) March 17, 2018
This certainly was in bad taste and a lot of the Twitter users had a right old go at the FA Cup handle.
Delete this tweet immediately and sack whoever is incharge!
— MR MIYAGI (@mrmiyagi9962) March 17, 2018
Shocking post from an “official” account
— The Spurs Web (@spurs_web) March 17, 2018
— mō (@moaliameen) March 17, 2018
Keeping his ears warm, don’t see the problem
— Ash (@Ashbrookeeee) March 17, 2018
People are seriously crying over a snood joke. Wow…
— Joe Whale (@joewhale33) March 17, 2018
Has he got a toothache
— Mark (@Mark_Hatten) March 17, 2018
Was surprised they posted this lmao
— Lucas (@MataEffect) March 17, 2018
For a moment I thought that was Petr Cech 😂
— Sameer Hande (@SmudgerX) March 17, 2018
Llorente did come on as a substitute but the match was more or less won by that time. People might talk rubbish but we need his ability in front of goal in order to win the FA Cup and also end up with a top-four place come the end of the season.