Twitter Explodes over Liverpool Owner John Henry's Tweet About Arsenal
As if the Luis Suarez to Liverpool saga isn't interesting enough as it is, Liverpool principal owner John Henry has taken to Twitter to express his opinions on the matter. Simple and to the point, the American tweeted, "What do you think they're smoking over there at Emirates?"
What do you think they're smoking over there at Emirates?— John W. Henry (@John_W_Henry) July 24, 2013
The tweet itself has been retweeted 38,600 times at the time of writing and favorited 12,800 times. Reports that Arsenal had made a bid for £40,000,001 hit the press last night causing social media, specifically Twitter, to explode as both Liverpool fans, Arsenal fans, and football fans in general took to their timelines to express their opinions.
One Arsenal fan in particular, @JonnyOneill, responded to John Henry, taking a jab at the Merseyside club's business involving Andy Carroll.
"Whatever we are smoking hasn't got a patch on that grade A s*** you puffed whilst signing off on Andy Carroll..."
Whatever we are smoking hasn't got a patch on that grade A shit you puffed whilst signing off on Andy Carroll...@John_W_Henry— Jonny (@JonnyOneill) July 24, 2013
The Suarez transfer saga has taken several turns throughout the summer, all starting with the Uruguayan stating that he was unable to lead a normal life in England with the press constantly all over him. Despite his obvious desire to leave England for what many thought was Spain, a bid from Arsenal has seemingly changed Suarez's mind, as the player is clearly set on playing in the Champions League.
Suarez's controversial career has even torn Arsenal fans over the transfer, though. While some are happy to see Arsene Wenger strengthen his side, others can't imagine having a man who has bitten two players and been accused of racial abuse by another Premier League player in their team.
Whether or not Suarez does leave Liverpool and/or sign for Arsenal is yet to be seen. Regardless, the transfer saga continues to be one of the most talked about and controversial signings the window will see this year.
Below, we take a look at a collection of some of the best tweets covering the Suarez saga.
Reports now saying that Suarez can talk to Arsenal as long as he doesn't inhale whatever they are smoking.— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) July 24, 2013
Arsene Wenger has stated the bid of £40 million plus £1 for Suarez isn't true. The extra £1 was in fact for Stuart Downing.— Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) July 24, 2013
Worryingly, Higuain looked a lot more likely to end up at #AFC at one stage than Suarez ever has. Will we end up with nothing?— gunnerblog (@gunnerblog) July 24, 2013
Suarez is now reported to be keen to talk to Arsenal. Seems on a mission to leave Liverpool and escape the English media....erm.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 24, 2013
Arsenal bid for Suarez might breach PL rules. How did they know about clause in his contract about above £40m. Liverpool should complain— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) July 24, 2013
Souness says Suarez signing for #Arsenal would embarrass Liverpool. they don't need Suarez to do that they do it quite well on their own— You Are My Arsenal (@YouAreMyArsenal) July 24, 2013
I'll reserve my excitement re #Suarez bid until or if we actually sign him. If we do, game-changing transfer on Bergkamp scale for Arsenal.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 24, 2013