It is probably not something you’ve wondered about before. If you have(high five), then by reading this you might finally get your answer.
Football fans are generally emotional people. They’re fun to be around when their team wins. However, when their team loses, hell breaks loose. To be exact, hell breaks loose on social media. To be even more precise, hell breaks loose on Twitter.
To get into the details of people’s frustration, I have decided to use the phrase “f*ck off” (Yes, I did just put that pointless symbol there) to identify the club/fanbase which happens to be surrounded by the most negativity.
The clubs I took into consideration are Manchester United, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Juventus, Bayern Munich, AC Milan and PSG.
Results were collected from the 23rd of August until the 23rd of September. Around 5.4k tweets containing the phrase “fuck off” were sent to official accounts.
Life is good when you’re the German champion and no one really comes close to you. Although some fans started showing some frustration during the past month as the atmosphere around the club is just not right.
Bayern’s three main official accounts received only 27 tweets containing the phrase “f*ck off” making Bayern the club with the least number of “f*ck off”s.
The great Italian club is back. Well, they are almost back. With massive transfers and major change in the management, comes huge expectations. With huge expectations, comes a very angry fanbase that reacts whenever things go south again. These people have handled way more than they deserve.
The official account received 38 tweets containing the special phrase.
Another fanbase which is still pretty grumpy after that Champions League final loss is the Juventus fanbase. These people have had several heartbreaks so I get where they’re coming from.
They received 60 tweets containing the phrase.
But then again, the number of “f*ck off”s is still low compared to the disasters which are coming up next.
The first club to hit a 100+ “f*ck off”s in the past month is Real Madrid. Real Madrid have had a horrible start of the season to say the least and the fans aren’t having it.
However, their 116 tweets still seems low compared to the situation and compared to other clubs. I guess it’s alright sometimes when you’ve won two champions league titles in a row.
The only french club on the list is receiving some heat from their fans. Even though they’re in pretty good shape and they just signed Neymar, their fanbase is somewhat unsettled.
Their official accounts have received 118 tweets with that phrase.
Manchester City is also a club with somewhat unhappy fans. They did not win anything last season. Fans argue about the lineup, players, Pep, you name it. Well, they are pretty much like any other fanbase hoping their club wins big.
The official account received 286 tweets containing the phrase “f*ck off”.
Fuck off. Wtf is Aguero on loan, Sterling plus cash for Sanchez.? Make it Sterling on loan, plus Aguero plus cash, then we talk @ManCity
— Ọláfúsí Olúwatóósìn (@olatostar) August 29, 2017
Interestingly enough, the next club on the list is another Manchester club. Similar to any big club fanbase, the fans expect nothing but victories and good displays. And even when they get both, the fans will always find something to be mad about until Manchester United starts being Manchester United again.
The account received 473 f*ck off tweets in the past month.
If I buy 6 tickets for Burton at home can I have a Liverpool away? @ManUtd I didn’t think so now fuck off mithering me!!
— Pidge87MUFC (@Pidge87MUFC) September 15, 2017
The Catalan club has pretty angry fans. Even having Lionel Messi does not change the fact that the fans are upset at the board and pretty much hate any lineup the coach comes up with(benching Semedo is not cool, bro).
The club’s account received 511 tweets asking the club to, you guessed it, f*ck off.
— IchIg0esP0rn (@Bankai_77) September 2, 2017
The remaining three clubs on this list are all English clubs(obviously). Chelsea fans are sometimes angry at Conte, the lineup, the owners, or they’re really just in a bad mood for no reason.
The official account received 792 tweets containing the phrase.
fuck off why is cahill starting
— koby (@SimplyMount) September 17, 2017
Fuck off @ChelseaFC even the cunt of a club called Liverpool are showing more ambition.
— Siddhartha. (@TheSpiderMatic) August 28, 2017
Liverpool has another big angry fanbase. The matches against Leicester and Man City did not make things easier anyway.
Liverpool’s account is the second club on our list to receive more than a thousand “f*ck off” tweets in the past month.
The account received a total of 1207 unhappy tweets.
Fuck off and don’t tweet again
— Lil Kermit (@GomezFirstBlock) September 16, 2017
NO EXCUSES @LFC. LEMAR HAS CHOSEN US. MATCH THE BID FSG, OR FUCK OFF OUTTA THE CLUB.
— James (@_lfcjay) August 31, 2017
But nothing really says unhappy like the last club on this list.
The man behind the Arsenal account probably hates his life and so do most Arsenal fans anyway.
During this past month the account received a total of 1841 tweets containing that phrase. I personally have a feeling that no club will compete with Arsenal in terms of how many f*ck offs one fanbase can generate.
No fuck off
— Paddy (@VieiraPaddy) August 25, 2017
Not spending a penny on this club any more. No money? Highest season ticket prices in Europe watching donkeys. Fuck off @Arsenal
— Aido (@HandofHenry) August 30, 2017
FUCK OFF @Arsenal
— Mohamed ElNneny (@ElNnenyM) August 31, 2017