Wednesday marked Frank Lampard’s first game in charge of Chelsea, six days after the club legend was appointed manager of the Premier League side.
His debut saw Chelsea draw 1-1 with Dublin-based Bohemians – and by Thursday morning, #LampardOut was the top trend on Twitter in the UK.
So, why was it trending, and how does such a hashtag gain momentum? BBC Sport takes a look…
The first mentions
Cast your mind back to April, when Lamps was still manager at Pride Park.
The first time the hashtag #LampardOut was used was after Derby were charged by the Football Association for failing to control their players during a 3-3 draw with Brentford – on 12 April.
A little over two weeks later, the second mention came courtesy of a Chelsea fan who claimed giving Lampard the Blues job would “tarnish his legacy and everyone will be #LampardOut”.
Further mentions appeared on Twitter, with 199 tweets between the first use and the announcement of Lampard as Chelsea boss on 4 July.
One fan was optimistic with his six-month prediction; it only took six days for the hashtag to gain proper momentum.
Others backed the appointment, adding they would “stand with Lampard” when the predictable tweets came…
Wednesday’s team announcement
There were 257 tweets using the hashtag between Chelsea’s announcement at 09:00 BST on 4 July, and 19:25 BST on 10 July – when the team was announced for Chelsea’s pre-season friendly against Bohemians.
A further 12 tweets appeared between the team announcement and kick-off, with a dozen supporters wading in on Lampard’s team selection.
If its inception was clearly tongue-in-cheek, there there were still some fans who were genuinely perplexed by the top trend.
The aftermath of a pre-season draw
Those who might not have seen the result of Wednesday night’s pre-season friendly were genuinely confused as to why #LampardOut was all over their timelines.
But some Chelsea fans appeared genuinely unimpressed about a 1-1 draw in Ireland…
The playful trolling continued, with one fan even going to the lengths of creating a ‘Lampard Out’ Twitter account. Others suggested fans of rival clubs might have been wading in to help the hashtag trend.
And one fan attempted to change the narrative, calling for a #LampardIn hashtag.
No matter how well the new boss performs this season, it’s likely that we’ve not seen the last of the hashtag.
Cristiano Ronaldo Hits New Milestone After Scoring 700th Career Goal
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 700th goal of his professional career during Portugal’s Euro 2020 qualifying loss to Ukraine on Monday, October 14th.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner brought up his septuple century for club and country when he converted a second-half penalty in Kiev, awarded after Taras Stepanenko handled the ball inside the box.
It was his 95th goal for Portugal, with only Iran’s Ali Daei (109) ahead of him on the all-time international goals list.
Ronaldo is just one of six footballers to have hit the 700 mark, with Josef Bican estimated to be the top goalscorer in history with 805 goals. Behind him is a pair of former Brazilian stars in Romario and Pele, who finished their illustrious careers with 772 goals and 767 goals, respectively. Ferenc Puskas’ 746 career finishes and Gerd Muller’s 735 round out the top five.
Ronaldo’s long-time rival, Lionel Messi, looks set to join the 700 club imminently, as the Argentine is currently sitting on 699 career finishes. The bulk of Ronaldo’s goals came for Real Madrid, 450 over the course of nine seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu between 2009 and 2018.
‘I Don’t Mind If My Man Cheats, So Far As He Is Honest & Loyal’ : Lady
A typical Ghanaian lady won’t hesitate to forgo their boyfriends whom they have caught cheating, however, this lady thinks otherwise as her statement on Twitter says so.
A Twitter user has claimed that she doesn’t mind if her boyfriend cheats so far as the guy is honest and loyal to her. In her tweet, she wrote;
“I’m the type of woman who will let her man fulfill all his sexual fantasies and heart desires. All I need is transparency and honesty.
I want to trust you with my life! You want a bloody orgy? I’ll arrange it! Just talk to me and don’t make me have reasons to doubt you!”
PHOTOS Of Man Easing Himself On Jubilee House Grass Goes Viral
The majority of us have been in that situation when we have that deadly stomach upset while in town and there is no place of convenience closer for one rush and let go of the waste.
Sometimes we try begging people around to allow us to use their washrooms, some may agree others might give excuses because its hard to trust people these days.
In a rather bizarre twist, a man has been captured in a photo with his pants down allegedly easing himself on the beautiful lawns in front of the Jubilee House, the seat of Ghana’s government.
It is not clear whether or not the man is mentally stable or he’s on a one man protest against the recent hikes in prices of goods and services which has affected the fee per user for attending nature’s call.
A recent public service notice which went viral on social media had indicated that the fee per user for attending to nature’s call at a public toilet had also been affected, increasing from GHC0.50 to GHC1.00.
Twitter user, @Amegaxi, shared the photo on his handle with a caption which said: ”I just saw someone taking a sh!t around Flagstaff House.”
See Screenshot below.
As it stands now, it is also not very clear yet whether or not security camera’s around the Jubilee House captured the man early enough for the needed action to be taken.
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