Fernando Torres cops it on Twitter after red card against Barcelona

Fernando Torres cops it on Twitter after red card against Barcelona


Fernando Torres going from Atletico hero to zero overnight has provided solid entertainment on social media, with other highlights including Zlatan being Zlatan, and Rio Ferdinand making an outlandish prediction.

Torres scored an absolutely cracking first-time strike that nutmegged Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André Ter Stegen, but was subsequently sent off in the first-half of the Champions League quarter-final clash after two bookable offences. His dismissal incensed Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone, who furiously protested the decision on the sidelines. Barcelona eventually went on to win the first-leg 2-1, with Luis Suarez netting a double to give his side the advantage in the tie.

Suarez himself was perhaps lucky to still be on the pitch though, with the referee missing a crude challenge moments before Torres was given his marching orders.

Premier League veteran Ferdinand made a bold claim that would eventually prove to be rather humorous, when he predicted that Barcelona would not manage to get on the scoresheet.

Liverpool fans certainly did not miss the opportunity to poke fun at Torres either, as the stark contrast in fortunes between their two former strikers was highlighted.

Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian defender Thiago Silva also unearthed a brilliant tale about Zlatan Ibrahimovic this week from their time together at AC Milan. You do not mess with the Zlatan.

And finally, Atletico Madrid midfielder Gabi copped a classic blow which evoked memories of The Simpsons’ Hans Moleman…

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