Social Buzz: Schattorie headlines season’s lighter moments
ATK’s 2-1 home success over Delhi Dynamos FC brought about an end to another fascinating Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) season filled with goals, excitement and pure sporting pleasure. Moments were cherished and history was made as four teams made their way to the semi-finals with the rest of the pack having to look upon themselves in disappointment.
Spanning over 90 matches that ran over five months, the league campaign provided a lot of first-of-many moments, right from Modou Sougou’s first-ever four-goal haul to NorthEast United FC qualifying for the semi-finals, to name a few. As moments like these unravelled on the pitch, there was a lot going on off it with fans and even players joining in to make it a trend-worthy event.
While it’s usual to see supporters voice their opinions in whatever way pleases them, it’s not every day that one sees a club or a manager for that matter, join in on the banter. Summing all such occasions, we list the ones who top the charts.
Following FC Pune City’s win over Mumbai City FC in the Maharashtra Derby, the Match Commissioner awarded the second goal to Robin Singh after initially granting it to Iain Hume. The Canadian commented on the updated tweet by sharing a laugh before adding he never even called it his.
Note: On closer examination, the Match Commissioner has granted the second goal from #PUNMUM to Robin Singh in the place of Iain Hume.— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) March 3, 2019
Haha! More like i never claimed it to begin with and said the same on live TV!😉 Great poachers goal by @robin_singh_23 👌🏼— Iain Hume (@Humey_7) March 4, 2019
Before that match, the WWE official handle confirmed their allegiance in favour of the Islanders in a cheeky way, which the club retweeted.
The Highlanders too, joined in on the fun, using a hilarious gif for goalkeeper Gurmeet’s wrist injury in the match against Kerala Blasters.
Rowllin Borges could not sustain his excitement on getting a new pair of boots for the Mumbai City FC match. His coach, Eelco Schattorie, however, was adamant on taking it away if he didn’t score from it. Thankfully, he did.
If you don’t score next game on these will take them away 😂😂😂 https://t.co/f503HVX8b6— Eelco Schattorie (@ESchattorie) February 10, 2019
While no manager likes seeing their team lose, it is safe to say that Schattorie does not enjoy talking about it – Case in point: NorthEast United’s loss to Bengaluru in January.
When you have to explain how you lose a game while: you had 56% ball possession, 11 vs 1 shots on target, 23 vs 7 crosses, 14 vs 1 corner and the opponent goal keeper was man of the match. Painful painful painful pic.twitter.com/o4f7r655ZK— Eelco Schattorie (@ESchattorie) January 31, 2019
Post Bengaluru’s memorable victory over FC Goa in February, goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu couldn’t help but get in on the fun on Twitter.
Finally, Jamshedpur FC confirmed their concern for the vacant managerial position at Kerala Blasters FC following David James’ departure in December.