Aston Villa Settle Twitter Spat With ‘Social Media Grudge Match’ Against Virgin Trains XI (Photos)

Chris Wright

28th, November 2016


Photo: @AVFCOfficial/Twitter

Having found themselves embroiled in a (very) minor Twitter spat a couple of months ago, Aston Villa opted to settle their beef mano a mano by sending a represetative XI to square off against Virgin Trains’ works team.

It all began in the wake of Roberto Di Matteo’s sacking in October, when Virgin seized their chance to engage in some corporate-approved social media banter with Villa…


After going tit-for-tat for a few rounds, it all came to a head when Virgin slapped their testicles down on the table and challenged Villa to a winner-takes-all football match…

To Villa’s credit they eventually fronted up, proffering forth a team (which included Stiliyan Petrov) to square off against Virgin and settle the ‘social media grudge’ once and for all.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the professional football club swiftly came out on top in a scintillating battle for the ages…

That’s that sorted then. Maybe we’re witnessing the future of Twitter squabbles here.

Next week: Gary Lineker versus Piers Morgan in a jousting tourney to the death.

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