Tuesday marked the beginning of a new era, with Twitter doubling the character count for most Western-language users. (Japanese, Korean and Chinese users will stay at 140 because their languages convey more per character.) There were countless bad jokes across the globe as everyone felt compelled to tweet about the fact they had something that everyone else had.
Soccer Twitter was no different. For many European teams, the move was made overnight, meaning social media coordinators woke up to a newfound era of tweeting. From Barcelona to Brentford FC , it seems like every club had to weigh in on the fact they could now post twice as many characters as before. Some, like Borussia Monchengladbach, had good tweets. Some were bad. Some were silly. Some were a waste of space (a lot of space). Some were just an excuse to brag. Most every one included as close to 280 characters as they could get.
So who won the #280characters battle? Who had the worst? Decide for yourself from some of top choices below.
280 characters means we can now go...AGUEROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO pic.twitter.com/pEZyuK5tg2
— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 8, 2017
With the introduction of #280characters, we are delighted to announce #DaveSaves will be extended to #DavidSaves. pic.twitter.com/S7PNq2Ip0S— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 8, 2017
Now we've got #280characters...Ohhhhhh when the Spuuuuuurrrrrrrsssssss
Go maaaarrrrrcccchhhiiiing innn
Ohhh when the Spurrrrsss go marrcchhing in
I wanna be in that nummbbeerrr
Ohh when the Spurrrrsss go marching in!
OH WHEN THE SPURS!
GO MARCHING IN! #COYS pic.twitter.com/I0iq7SlTeo
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 8, 2017
Although now we may be able to use up to #280characters, we still only need five to express the essence of football: MESSI pic.twitter.com/WqxNIe1zuG— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 8, 2017
SFC DH Juv
SFC Liga Nac Juv
SFC 2ªDiv And Juv
SFC DH Cad
SFC 1ªDiv And Cad
SFC 1ª 2ª y 3ªDiv And Inf
SFC 3ª y 4ªDiv And Ale
SFC 2ª 3ª y 4ªDiv And Benj
SFC 3ªDiv And Prebenj
SFC 2ªDiv And Fem Sr
SFC 2ªDiv And Fem Juv
SFC 2ªDiv And Fem Inf#Twitter280 pic.twitter.com/agsaludyVA— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) November 8, 2017
Dear @Twitter. Thank you for giving us all #280characters. Our club name can finally be expressed in its full glory.Yours sincerely,
Borussia Verein für Leibesübungen 1900 Mönchengladbach e.V. pic.twitter.com/FTBBJjPfxT
— Gladbach (@borussia_en) November 8, 2017
Cup Winners' Cup
FIFA World Club Cup
UEFA Supercup #Twitter280 pic.twitter.com/jqyvYbSdTr— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) November 8, 2017
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) November 8, 2017
Draw, draw, draw, draw, draw, draw, draw ... wow, that leaves a lot of space! #Twitter280 pic.twitter.com/HKZBMFDYnp— VfL Wolfsburg EN (@VfLWolfsburg_EN) November 8, 2017
(For some background, Wolfsburg has managed to draw seven straight Bundesliga matches.)
Thanks #twitter280! We can now name the #S04 squad in a tweet
#Fährmann#Langer#Nübel #Nastasic #Kehrer#Insua#Naldo #Oczipka #Coke#Riether#Stambouli #Goretzka #Bentaleb#McKennie#Schöpf #Caligiuri #Meyer#Harit#Konoplyanka #Avdijaj #Embolo#Burgstaller#DiSanto #Reese pic.twitter.com/8s2e0CPb7c— FC Schalke 04 (@s04_en) November 8, 2017
#280characters? Cool. pic.twitter.com/F156QNOR8R— RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) November 8, 2017
— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) November 8, 2017
Thank you @Twitter, now we can finally write in one tweet all the trophies we've won!
2 Cup Winners' Cups
3 Intercontinental Cups
1 FIFA Club World Cup
18 Scudetto titles
5 Italian Cups
7 Italian Super Cups #280characterspic.twitter.com/onffmFrbR0— AC Milan (@acmilan) November 8, 2017
It will be born here at l’Orologio restaurant. It will always be a team of great talent This wonderful night bestows us with the colours of our crest and against a backdrop of stars. It shall be called Internazionale, because we are #BrothersOfTheWorld #Twitter280— Inter (@Inter_en) November 8, 2017