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Social Media Roundup: The historic swap deal that broke the internet

January 26, 2018 · 11 min read
Sanchez and Mkti

You don’t have to be a football fan to have been aware of the deal between Manchester United Football Club (ManU) and Arsenal Football Club that was finalised this week.

The deal saw Alexis Sanchez move from Arsenal FC to ManU in exchange for ManU’s former midfielder, Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Here’s how both teams announced their new signings on social media.

The deal had football fans around the world talking

https://twitter.com/Nigerianscamsss/status/954822110173650944

Arsenal vs ManU banter

https://twitter.com/TweeteractiveNG/status/955533677638938624

https://twitter.com/vipulskywalker/status/955103757598998528

https://twitter.com/ffsSxnchez/status/956598795432873984

https://twitter.com/Kashaveli_/status/955505034950791168

https://twitter.com/the_manutd_blog/status/955532148127293441

https://twitter.com/mikesanz19/status/956635912292765699

For some reason, gist that Alexis Sanchez’s move was influenced by former Arsenal player, Thierry Henry was circulating.

Both players took to social media to address the issue.

https://twitter.com/ThierryHenry/status/955927342437883904

In case you didn’t know:

Read on for more interesting topics on social media this week.

Obasanjo’s letter to Buhari

This week, former president Olusegun Obasanjo wrote an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari. If you missed it, read it here.  In the letter, he accused President Buhari of Nepotism and advised him to halt his 2019 ambitions among other things.

The letter couldn’t have come at a better time as Nigerians have been complaining of the incompetences of the present administration. Here’s how they reacted to the letter.

Shut up, Sir

Focus on the messenge

https://twitter.com/OgbeniDipo/status/956288127458533376

The Reply

What’s a trending topic without jokes?

https://twitter.com/Iam_Abdulaxis/status/955930793418817536

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/MrTomide/status/956044975942324225

Read more here.

Pepper spray to the rescue

Yesterday, a lady took to SnapChat to recount her experience with a Taxify driver. According to her story, he tried to rape her but her pepper spray came in handy.

https://twitter.com/SubDeliveryTwit/status/956633575574638593

The Taxify driver recounted his own side of the story

https://twitter.com/SubDeliveryTwit/status/956636670253850624

Some people didn’t buy the lady’s story

https://twitter.com/Burmese_Tyga/status/956859665719201792

While others supported her actions

https://twitter.com/KneWKeeD/status/956693778831675392

Addressing the issue

Demand for pepper spray on the rise

https://twitter.com/godmother___/status/956802470688247809

Read more reactions here.

Proposal gone wrong Part 2

Remember the story of the lady that proposed to her boyfriend last week at the Ikeja City Mall (ICM)? Well, her experience didn’t deter another lady from proposing to her boyfriend at the Ozone Cinemas, E-Centre this week. Sadly, it turned out just as badly, watch the video below.

https://twitter.com/EnekemGreg/status/955562689048260610

Here are a few reactions:

Ozone? Seriously?

https://twitter.com/sydneyofafrica/status/955695848163299329

Scam alert!

https://twitter.com/SheLovesArtemis/status/955557259647639552

What’s your take on this new trend? Let me know in the comments section.

EXTRA: Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Commerce and former Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Deji Tinubu died yesterday. It was gathered that he slumped during a novelty march in Epe, Lagos and died afterwards. The news of Deji’s death has been trending on social media, read the reactions here.

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