Wesley Sneijder and Rafael van der Vaart wind each other up on Twitter



Dutch mates Wesley Sneijder and Rafael van der Vaart have been ribbing each other on the footballer’s soapbox of choice, Twitter, ahead of tonight’s Champions League meeting between Inter and Spurs.

Sneijder started the back and forth after Inter overcame Gareth Bale in a 4-3 thriller at the San Siro, messaging his pal:

I’m cleaning the Champions League trophy with a Tottenham shirt.

Merkle! Van der Vaart fired back:

Thanks for cleaning it up for me. I’m already creating space in my cup cabinet.

Flawless victory (if a bit wishful.)

That started a bit of banter between the pair:

Wes: We’re gonna give you a football lesson in London.
Rafa: I met your defence in Milan, it didn’t look good. It was like cheese with holes in it.
Wes: I found a good goalkeeper on eBay. Shall I send you the link?
Rafa: We don’t need him, you won’t come into our penalty area!
Wes: In [England] football is a game where you have to run as hard as you can from the one end of the pitch to the other, isn’t it?
Wes: Nice goal, but even my six year old cousin would have scored this one.
Rafa: These goals also count but at White Hart Lane against you guys I will score from every angle.

It’s almost too good-natured. They need to take lessons from Rio Ferdinand and Robbie Savage – where are the fake tattoos and pictures of platypuses?

4 responses so far
  • David // November 2, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    All part of a Nike advertising campaign (greatly assisted by the print media’s agreeable lack of interest in research), the page for which has been pulled now that it’s been rumbled before the planned unveiling. It was here: http://www.voetbalzone.nl/nike.asp#/Pro_Combat

  • Luna // November 3, 2010 at 8:42 am

    I need their twatter Ids pronto darling, please don’y deny me.

  • Luna // November 3, 2010 at 8:43 am

    woops, *don’t

    drinking on a tuesday is not advisable.

  • Tommy // November 3, 2010 at 10:23 am

    @ Luna 8:42

    I think you were right first time if you wanted the IDs of Ferdinand and Savage!!!

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