Twitter’s a-buzz after the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas as manager of Tottenham Hotspur. Gary Neville’s ticked off, Gary Lineker’s propping up an interim manager and Benoit Assou-Ekotto remains tickled.
All that coming up but first: a lighter note. A theater-loving Twitter user with the unfortunate handle of @AVB grew a little sick of being targeted by Spurs fans and decided to respond in her own special way.
Reminder that I am NOT the U.K. football coach, so if you send me a death threat meant for him, I’m gonna tweet you a musical theater lyric.
— Ashley Van Buren (@avb) December 15, 2013
The rest of the web wasn’t nearly as positive as her “Annie” comments, as AVB’s sacking was met with vitriol and other forms of emotion. See Benoit Assou-Ekotto:
What a good monday!Massage bike gym! And now on my way bk with this song in my car i love it http://t.co/tfb9CU7y4Z hv a good monday too LOL
— Benoit Assou-Ekotto (@AssouEkotto) December 16, 2013
If there was any doubt as to what he was referring to, Assou-Ekotto posted this after Sunday’s 5-0 loss to Liverpool (He’s on loan at QPR):
— Benoit Assou-Ekotto (@AssouEkotto) December 15, 2013
Spurs need to put Les Ferdinand and Tim Sherwood in charge for a while
— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) December 16, 2013
Was told by a very good source last week that AVB actually wanted to leave Spurs himself because he was so unhappy. — DAVID JONES (@DavidJonesSky) December 16, 2013
So AVB gone now! Had to incorporate 7 new players which takes TIME/ TIME/ TIME! Rubbish! Let him finish his work!!
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) December 16, 2013
AVB has been sacked by Spurs. Would love to see Glenn Hoddle given another chance at this level. Has a brilliant football mind.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 16, 2013
— Oliver Kay (@OliverKayTimes) December 16, 2013
Reaction from a North London rival was swift.
— Emmanuel Frimpong (@IAMFRIMPONG26) December 16, 2013
And, of course, a thought from PST’s own Kyle Bonn:
Incredibly harsh for AVB to be sacked at Tottenham Hotspur. Never thought he fit in there, but he didn’t deserve to be sacked at all.
— Kyle Bonn (@the_bonnfire) December 16, 2013