There are several worthy contenders for the title of ‘Twitter King’ right now.
Peter Crouch has set the bar over the past couple of years – the Stoke City striker was even crowned Twitter King by Bayern Munich defender Mats Hummels earlier this month – but he’s not the only footballer who regularly makes us laugh with his tweets.
Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy has been excellent value on the social networking website this season while Michy Batshuayi, the Belgian striker currently on loan at Borussia Dortmund from Chelsea, is also well worth a follow.
However, Crouch and co. suddenly have some stiff competition in the form of a rather unlikely individual.
James Milner only joined Twitter last month – a mere five years after the popular ‘Boring James Milner’ parody account was created – and the Liverpool midfielder has proved that he’s anything but boring by being, well, deliberately dull.
The 32-year-old’s first tweet went viral, receiving over 30,000 retweets and 112,000 ‘likes’. It was a photo of Milner ironing alongside the tweet ”#TBT to yesterday…. when I wasn’t on Twitter! 👋🏻”
Fully aware of his undeserved reputation as a boring footballer, Milner is keen to play up to that by posting the occasions tongue-in-cheek tweet. The ‘Boring James Milner’ parody account has effectively been made redundant.
MILNER’S LATEST TWEET IS SUPERB
On Sunday evening, Milner produced another belting tweet, which has gone down extremely well with football fans in general – not just Liverpool supporters.
The former England international, alongside a photo of an unpacked suitcase and a few mundane items including a tin of ‘Yorkshire Tea’, tweeted: “Packing almost complete for Rome, just need to dig out my Italian phrase book and hot water bottle. What a find the LFC branded plug adapter was! #incrediblescenes #essentials #willuseHendostoothpaste”
Packing almost complete for Rome, just need to dig out my Italian phrase book and hot water bottle. What a find the LFC branded plug adapter was! #incrediblescenes #essentials #willuseHendostoothpaste pic.twitter.com/UIIS5ejOs5
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) April 29, 2018
James Milner rules Twitter
— Ricky Mann (@RickyMann4) April 29, 2018
Brilliant! The last hashtag was particularly good.
Unsurprisingly, Milner’s latest tweet has also gone viral, receiving over 5,000 retweets and 25,000 ‘likes’ in under two hours.