Viral Football: Phil Neville Is Bigger Than Barack Obama

Chris Wright

4th, November 2010


By Chris Wright

In a bid to rob Gareth Bale of his post-Inter Milan limelight, last night Everton fans bombarded Twitter with thousands of messages of worship for their captain Phil Neville – eventually making him the third most tweeted-about person in the entire world, even beating US president Barack Obama and his mid-term elections in the ‘trendings’ list.

A few sample tweets:

“Death once had a near Phil Neville experience.”

“The Queen sings ‘God Save Phil Neville’.”

“When Phil Neville exercises, the treadmill gets stronger.”

“Phil Neville doesn’t use the force, he is the force.”

“On his birthday Phil Neville chooses one lucky child to be thrown into the sun.”

“When Phil Neville crosses the road, cars look both ways.”

“Phil Neville has counted to infinity twice”

Awesomely awesome I’m sure you’ll agree, but I’ll let former Toffees loanee Landon Donovan have the last word, the American forward summing up the madness succinctly:

“Phil Neville is trending?!? What has this world come to?!?!?!?”