Manchester United were battling injury concerns, while Real Madrid, themselves, didn’t really have a great pre-season. But when the ball was kicked for the first time in UEFA Super Cup final, none of it mattered. Dominating the proceedings for the better part of the match, the Los Blancos retained the title following a 2-1 win over Manchester United.
Brazilian midfielder Casemiro opened the scoring with a left-foot strike midway through the first half, while Spanish star Isco, consolidated Madrid’s advantage with a slick piece of skill and finish in the 52nd minute.
For Man Utd, their newly-signed 75-million-euro striker Romelu Lukaku scored his first competitive goal for his new club to reduce the deficit in the 62nd minute after spurning a chance earlier. But, in the end, the Red Devils fell short in an overall patchy show.
While the Jose Mourinho side surely missed out on an opportunity to secure the Super Cup trophy, the team still had something to smile about – thanks to social media trolls.
Marouane Fellaini needs no introduction to the near-constant dose of over-the-top criticism. For a man who is considered a perennial joke for the social media trolls and football fans, it wasn’t really surprising to see Fellaini getting trolled after the game.
Despite a good performance in the game, Fellaini just couldn’t escape the wit of social media trolls who got creative with one particular photo of the Belgian from the clash. The photograph showed Fellaini attempting a header, but the timing of the snap made the Man Utd star look like a melting candle.
Showing no mercy and doing what they do best, the trolls came up with hilarious memes after using Fellaini’s photo.
I am a big fan Marouane ðŸ¤£ pic.twitter.com/dxg8fzR5ua
— chelseasider (@chelseasider) August 8, 2017
— Que rule (@que_rule) August 8, 2017
You look like a melting candle lad! pic.twitter.com/PJQ1ckZm8Y
— Lee (@Lee_EFC) August 8, 2017
This one is the best pic.twitter.com/kqFjTAxu1P
— öz (@besiktas4life) August 8, 2017
— stumcq (@Mcqstu) August 8, 2017
— ðŸš«ðŸ¥„ðŸŒŠ (@DukeDank) August 9, 2017
After a collision with Sergio Ramos, Fellaini needed a bandage to continue the game. If his earlier memes weren’t enough, his photo with the bandage on only added more fuel to the social media trolls.
WARRIOR â�¤ï¸� pic.twitter.com/q682WxGRPj
— Vedat Imeri (@VedatImeri) August 8, 2017
— Felipe Pereira (@pereirafelipe) August 8, 2017
Despite being targeted, Fellaini was sporting enough to acknowledge the funny tweets and hilarious memes. Taking to Twitter, he wrote: “Thank you to everyone who posted & sent me this”.
Thank you to everyone who posted & sent me this ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚ pic.twitter.com/O7tmOSYR38
— Marouane Fellaini (@Fellaini) August 8, 2017