Social media can be an unforgiving place, particularly when it comes to football, where fans of rival teams pull no punches in criticism and debate.
However, a song posted by a group of Tottenham Hotspur fans seems to have united Twitter – in disparagement and mocking, with even fellow Spurs fans unimpressed.
The video, posted to an American club fan page, involves a group of supporters performing a bizarre, Lion King themed song about Spurs.
A Tottenham Hotspur fan video has been roundly mocked after being posted on social media
The bizarre film sees face painted supporters at White Hart Lane singing a song about the club
The cringe-inducing musical number is based on ‘Circle of Life’ from musical The Lion King
In it, the performers – all wearing blue and white face paint of varying designs – are seen in and around White Hart Lane, with the video seemingly filmed last season before it was demolished for redevelopment.
The song, titled ‘Tottenham for Life’, is clearly based on the song ‘Circle of Life’ from the Disney film and musical, using the same tune and similar lyrics.
However, the video has not gone down well on the internet, either with Spurs supporters or football fans in general, who were quick to make their feelings known.
Twitter users were quick to show contempt using a range of appropriate pictures and GIFs
One user’s simple plea seemed to sum up the vast majority of the reaction to the video
Another Tweeter compared the effort unfavourably to popular online show Arsenal Fan TV
Some were more sympathetic, even if the end product itself was less well received
Other fan groups sent in a range of GIFs, all making clear they thought very little of the musical talent on display.
Another Twitter user cleverly reused a tweet sent by Leicester striker Jamie Vardy about Spurs, featuring a picture of Lion King character Mufasa clinging to the edge of a cliff in a scene from the film.
Other comments included ‘why are you doing this to us’, while another claimed it made Arsenal Fan TV look like Panorama.
Some were more sympathetic, praising the effort put into the video – even if the end product wasn’t quite so well received.