Some of the top football clubs across Europe have welcomed social media site Twitter’s decision to extend its character limit from 140 to 280.
While this decision by Twitter received mixed reactions from people around the world, some of the football clubs were seen having fun with the added limit. Earlier in September itself, the social site had expanded its character limit to 280, but it was only for certain users that could use the service. But now, everybody gets a piece of the cake.
Premier League duo Man City and Man Utd, along with Germany’s Borussia Monchengladbach and Italian giants AC Milan, took to Twitter to express their response to the added limit. And they did not disappoint!
Man City made the best use of it shortly after the announcement by sharing a video of Sergio Aguero’s famous last minute injury-time goal that won them the Premier League title in 2012, by adding it with Martin Tyler’s memorable piece of commentary. Just moments later, the tweet went viral.
It was a rather historical day for City, as they beat Queens Park Rangers in a dramatic fashion to snatch the title from the hands of their inter-city rivals on goal-difference on the final day of the league.
Meanwhile, United rather kept it simple, and poked fun at the added limit. The club posted a photo of David De Gea, and tweeted: “With the introduction of #280characters, we are delighted to announce #DaveSaves will be extended to #DavidSaves.”
German club Borussia Monchengladbach thanked the site and pointed out that the actual full name of their club actually extends up to 50 characters.
Lastly, 7-time Champions League winners AC Milan mentioned all the trophies they have won during the course of their illustrious history in one tweet, so as to highlight their usage of the 280-character limit.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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