Manchester City’s social media team cause a storm on Twitter

On Friday afternoon, Manchester City’s official Twitter account posted a tweet reminding their fans of Frank Lampard’s last goal for the club back in 2014 on the 24th of May.

The tweet describes Lampard as a ‘City legend’ in a tongue-in-cheek way, but Daily Telegraph journalist Matt Law did not pick up on the joke.

Credit to him, though, he quickly realised he had missed the point and taken the bait from City’s Twitter account.

Lampard spent one season at City, and though it was quite successful as he scored eight goals in 38 appearances, the term legend cannot be applied to his spell in Manchester.

Matt Law was not the only person to bite, however, as numerous people on Twitter responded with the same sort of puzzlement.

The endeavours of the social media team at Man City to wind up Chelsea fans clearly worked. Law, who covers Chelsea on a regular basis for the Daily Telegraph, was one of many to express bemusement at the tweet.

Perhaps the team behind the tweet are looking to get their kicks from Twitter in the absence of title-winning football to gloat about.

Either way, they managed to catch out plenty of social media users including the well-respected journalist.

Lampard himself probably had a chuckle as he prepares to try and take Derby County back up to the Premier League on Monday.