Cork City's message to their Champions League opponents hasn't been received very well
Not the response they would have been hoping for
Football teams have gotten into the habit of sending messages to each other on social media, as content-hungry followers desperately search for some club-on-club interaction.
Usually it involves the bigger teams, such as Manchester United recently tweeting Bayern Munich and other German clubs about the possibility of playing a pre-season friendly in the country.
Fans just lap it up, despite the fact that it is clearly manufactured and pre-planned, but either way, it's just a sure-fire winner.
At least, it tends to be, as Cork City learned to their detriment today.
Tweeting a message to Polish side Legia Warsaw after being drawn against them in the second round of Champions League qualifying, the League of Ireland champions decided to send a charming little tweet explaining who they are and what they're about.
Hi @LegiaWarsawEN , nice to meet you. We're @CorkCityFC - the Double Champions of Ireland. We play at Turner's Cross.
We just signed a player from the Premiership and our players score goals from 100+ yards.
See you in a few weeks! #CCFC84 #CityInEurope
— Cork City FC (@CorkCityFC) June 19, 2018
Unfortunately, the tweet didn't receive the sort of adulation that these things ordinarily do, and the responses ranged from "embarrassing" to "delete". Back to the drawing board folks.
That's a bit embarrassing Jaysus
— Købe (@1FCKobe) June 19, 2018
— Colin Barry (@Colinbarry_) June 19, 2018
Sweet Jesus 😩 pic.twitter.com/CFxt8ywOde
— Colin Owens (@colinowens83) June 19, 2018