Continuing on the quest to become the biggest yuppie trolls in world football, PSG have trolled thousands of their own fans over the imminent arrival of one Kylian Mbappe.
With a convoluted, FFP-defying £166million ‘loan’ move for Mbappe now reported to be on the verge of completion, the Parisians roped in a willing accomplice in the guise of right-back Thomas Meunier to break news of a ‘grand announcement’ being made by his club on Twitter at 12:30pm on Monday.
Annonce pour 12h30, restez connectés. #TÔTOUTARD
— Thomas Meunier (@ThomMills) August 28, 2017
As you might expect, this sent droves of fans into a collective social media tizzy as they prepared themselves for the sight of Mbappe wearing PSG colours for the first time.
Sure enough, 12:30pm rolled around and, just as promised, the Ligue 1 giants broke their big news…
Thiago Motta fête aujourd’hui ses 3️⃣5️⃣ ans ! 😉
Happy birthday ! 🎉 pic.twitter.com/Xo2NspkBVU
— PSG Officiel (@PSG_inside) August 28, 2017
Not Mbappe in a PSG shirt, but a simple ‘bon anniversaire’ to veteran midfielder Thiago Motta, who turned 35 today.
The old bait-and-switcheroo. Classic of the genre.