PSG have taken the pre-match tack of referring to Chelsea striker Diego Costa as a “fraud” ahead of the Champions League meeting between the two sides on Wednesday night.
The Ligue 1 side’s official Twitter account posted a Vine which challenged fans to find “l’imposteur” among a rapid-fire slide show of masked cartoon characters, superheroes and villains – one of which being a photo of Costa in his face mask…
Vous avez trouvé le héros ? Ok, maintenant trouvez l’imposteur ! https://t.co/43863goxe1
— PSG Officiel (@PSG_inside) March 8, 2016
It all came after they first challenged their followers to identify the “real hero” among a similar Vine, which featured a still of Thiago Silva celebrating PSG’s away-goals triumph over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in last year’s competition…
There are plenty of characters here, but can you spot the REAL superhero? https://t.co/CJtN0EpyM0
— PSG English (@PSG_English) March 8, 2016
Harmless enough you may argue, but – loathe as Pies are to defend Costa’s honour – we can’t help but feel the harsh wording seems a smidge unnecessary.
Maybe it was fudged in translation, who knows?