On Wednesday, former Tottenham Hotspur star Kieran Trippier left the Premier League to join Atletico Madrid, in a move that cost the La Liga club a total fee of €22million. The England international played 114 matches for the Spurs across four seasons, before deciding to continue his career elsewhere.
Wednesday was hence a very emotional day for the 28-year-old, who immediately took to Instagram to post a farewell message for his fans and supporters at his former club. But little did he realise that he made a rather funny error while posting the message – he tagged the wrong Spurs team!
The error was soon spotted by an eagle-eyed fan, who himself took to Twitter to announce the right-back’s unfortunate gaffe. Check out the tweet right here:
I’m not saying Kieran Trippier is error prone but he’s just thanked the San Antonio Spurs by mistake. pic.twitter.com/IueHB8N6AH
— Mac (@Tweetgood_Mac) July 17, 2019
“I’m not saying Kieran Trippier is error prone but he’s just thanked the San Antonio Spurs by mistake,” the Twitter user pointed out.
A closer look at the attached picture will reveal that it is, in fact, true – Trippier addressed his post to “@spurs” on Instagram instead of “@spursofficial” – the former Instagram handle belongs to NBA team San Antonio Spurs while the latter handle is owned by Trippier’s actual former club, Tottenham Hotspur.
This then led to several fans reacting below the original tweet. Here we bring you some of the best reactions:
— Si Lloyd (@SmnLlyd5) July 17, 2019
At least he’s consistent
— Sam The Lindsey Horan Stan (@BarstoolSam) July 17, 2019
He put the ball in his own net for the last time 😂 😂
— Arselino🇭🇺 (@Lexlinoles) July 17, 2019
Well they are a bigger club tbf
— ItsMadda #KroenkeOut (@ItsMaddaa) July 17, 2019
Oh Tripps… pic.twitter.com/DNhhvMRzDy
— Lara © (@laazarini7) July 17, 2019
We are all error prone . Besides he has corrected himself. You can stop now! https://t.co/6lvnKwW5fI
— OGBENI K MAFE (@TheRealKufre85) July 18, 2019
Just like you saw in that last tweet, the Englishman later corrected the error and posted the picture again, as you can see below:
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THANK YOU. I’ve met some amazing people at @spursofficial many of whom I now call my friends. To the Tottenham fans from around the world – you’ve been amazing. The support you’ve shown me and the team took us to new heights, and with the new stadium I have no doubt that the team and fans have many exciting times ahead! Wish everyone at the club nothing but the best ⚪ #spurs #thankyou