Twitter is such a strange place where everyone tries to read something into everything, as such, is Tottenham ‘snubbing’ Gareth Bale really a thing?
Are five Tweets and one @ really a snub from Tottenham?
The reality is that Tottenham tweeted five times on Wednesday about Wales football, which makes sense given the Welsh connection with the club. However, the first tweet from Spurs left someone out.
Bale – who currently is a Real Madrid player – not being listed in the tweet led to a lot of reactions like this one.
Whether or not the fan reaction had anything to do with the next tweet from the club is anyone’s guess. What we do know is that the next tweet about Wales did mention Bale.
Things seemed right again for the Tottenham fanbase following that Bale mention.
However, the tweets that followed likely again left some fans wondering what is up.
Three tweets, two pictures, no mentions
Tottenham Hotspur went on to tweet three more times about the Wales game. First came the congratulatory post for the big win for Wales, which mentioned no players but had some important pictures therein.
Four pictures, no names but two of the pictures feature Bale, two feature Joe Rodon, and one is of Ben Davies. Had Tottenham finished right there, likely all would have been good and no worries all around. However, 21 minutes later out came a Davies highlight tweet.
Then 27 minutes after the Davies tweet, came one final Wales-related message, which only mentioned Rodon.
Following that final tweet for Rodon, Spurs Twitter went silent for the day, much to the disappointment of fans who wanted more Bale.
So does this mean anything for Tottenham? No.
Ultimately, these tweets are just that, tweets. Bale no longer officially plays for Tottenham and is Real Madrid property. Too many mentions of the Welshman and it could be misconstrued as tampering.
What we need to ask ourselves is if the Tottenham social media team really has any inside information or simply follows directions. Likely it is the latter; they follow directions and you do not post any more than necessary about players no longer at the club.
So Bale might come back next season or might not, but either way, do not expect to get the inside scoop from Spurs Twitter account.