Moyes reaction causes viral meme backlash

FOX Sports takes a look at the viral backlash online amidst the gloom at Manchester United with fans baying for maligned manager David Moyes' blood.


Manchester United, the third most popular football club on Facebook after Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, received a viral backlash just hours after their toothless defeat at the hands of a resurgent Newcastle United – Yohan Cabaye slotting in the solitary goal which ended his team's 41-year wait for an Old Trafford win.

This is the second defeat in a week after Moyes' old club Everton achieved their first victory at Old Trafford in 21 years through a similar 1-0 scoreline.

With more than 37,000,000 likes on their official Facebook page, the reactions of fans online reverberated on a much greater scale compared to the jeering amongst the 75,233 in attendance at what's left of the 'Theatre of Dreams', especially with the crowds of disgruntled supporters who got up to leave 10 minutes before the final whistle.

While a good handful of fans were supportive of their much-maligned manager, the majority were baying for blood and chose to immortalize Moyes' maiden season with internet memes. Here, we take a look at some of the response from the Manchester United Facebook page:

1. United Fans Divided

Some of the more popular comments were that of fans calling for action, a clear divide sparked of the battle between those who still harboured faith in Moyes' "transitional period" and those who wanted change.


2. Broken Hearts and Records

The bitter taste of defeat is usually dealt with a generous amount of humour and sarcasm. And facts.


3. Keep Calm

In times of distress, the World War II era British public safety propaganda poster was used to soothe the nervy public. This emblem of hope is called upon again to lift the doom and gloom around the Red Devils domain.

4. Anarchy 

A few took a stab at Sir Alex Ferguson's successor, literally.

5. Midas touch or Murphy's Law for Moyes?

Some mused about the 'Moyes effect' on a truly great team, like Spain.

6. Goodison Good Enough?

There were a few who fantasized a little bit too much about Moyes leaving.

 7. Conspiracy Theories

Most chose to indulge in conspiracy theories. With Marouane Chamakh scoring three goals out of four attempts for Crystal Palace, the question was whether the right Marouane was bought. 

8. Buy Bye

Some fans reckoned that the only way to bid adieu, was to get someone to bid for Moyes. 

9. Mind Reader

Some took a look into what went through their manager's mind.

10. Good Knight, Good Bye

Regardless, at the end of every doubtful slur towards Moyes' maiden season there will always be a hopeful Devil who repeats that line from the past that seeks to bring the lost into the future. The haunting ghost of Sir Alex Ferguson's achievements were exorcised with his final demand at the end of his reign: "I'd also like to remind you that when we had bad times here the club stood by me, all my staff stood by me, the players stood by me - your job now is to stand by our new manager. That is important."

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