‘I’d like to see Theresa May try and defend against Leroy Sane’: Schalke see funny side of 7-0 drubbing by Manchester City as they respond to Gary Lineker over Prime Minister joke
- Schalke showed they still had good humour after losing heavily in Europe
- Manchester City dominated to take a 7-0 win, with a 10-2 aggregate score-line
- Gary Lineker joked Schalke may lose as heavily as Theresa May in the Brexit vote
- The Germans responded saying the Prime Minister would struggle just as much
Schalke’s crushing 7-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City suggested the team were not clicking in the Champions League on Tuesday, but on Twitter they were in fine form.
The German club’s social media pages responded to the tough evening with a series of entertaining and widely shared posts.
Gary Lineker tweeted: ‘At this rate Schalke might lose as heavily as our Prime Minister.’
Schalke saw the funny side of their Champions League implosion on social media
Leroy Sane put in a stellar performance against his former club in the 7-0 demolition
In response to the reference to the day’s Brexit vote, which Theresa May lost by 149 votes, Schalke’s English Twitter account said: ‘I’d like to see Theresa May try and defend against Leroy Sane.’
Sane, who began his professional career at Schalke, provided three assists in the match, as well as City’s third goal.
The Germans provided hilarious commentary as City hit the back of the net again and again
As the goals continued to be fired in, Schalke’s Twitter accounts begged for the hardship to end.
‘Make it stop’ read one GIF, while another from the club’s US account saw Sir Patrick Stewart’s Star Trek character Jean-Luc Picard declare: ‘That is enough, damn it!’
By the time the seventh goal was curled in by Brazilian Gabriel Jesus, the Bundesliga side appeared desparing.
‘Please tell me this is all a bad dream,’ the club tweeted.
In the end, the club could only apologise to the travelling fans for the performance.
‘Thanks for all your support,’ they tweeted. ‘We can only apologise for tonight.’
The club have also gained a number of Welsh fans in recent months, due to the addition of Wales international Rabbi Matondo to their ranks.
The 18-year-old’s addition has seen the club regularly tweeting in Welsh, so in response to the game the club added: ‘Guess we’ll go to Wales next time.’