27 goals. 60 seconds. Get a taste of who's coming to town on Saturday— Vancouver Whitecaps (@WhitecapsFC) June 2, 2017
Still need tickets? → https://t.co/Rtnlrf7jHM #VWFC #VANvATL pic.twitter.com/Saef73La84
Atlanta United is so good that other MLS teams are now using them to sell tickets when they come to town. Vancouver Whitecaps put out this tweet on Thursday night advertising the mighty Five Stripes coming to their city and to buy some tickets to see their majestic beauty for themselves.
Needless to say, the internet wasn’t a fan of the marketing ploy or whatever you want to call it. MLS veteran Kei Kamara had a simple but brilliant response:
June 2, 2017
Whitecaps’ own fans were less than thrilled with their club’s social media strategy:
How many goals have the Caps scored? Show those.— Brenton Walters ★★★ (@CapsOffside) June 2, 2017
COME SEE THESE GUYS SCORE ON US!— Kevbo (@RealKevbo) June 2, 2017
How I read this. Honestly SMH at whoever thinks of this "marketing"
Sorry, I thought this was the Whitecaps' twitter, not ATL's.— Jacob R (@GathieFalk) June 2, 2017
I think it's finally time to hand your marketing over to the infinite monkey theorem. Can only get better.— Nogoodboyo (@nogoodboyo_yvr) June 2, 2017
maybe if u bought some exciting players this could be a whitecaps highlight reel instead of the opponents— Keegan Flannery (@K_Flan) June 2, 2017
What have learned from this lesson? No matter how awesome another team may be, you better have undying loyalty to the team who you cover. That’s why DSS’ stance has and always will be that Atlanta United is the greatest soccer team on the planet and would beat Real Madrid in the Champions League final if not for UEFA’s dumb rules about not allowing MLS teams in their ridiculous competition.