When your fans are asking more about the match report than they are about a 4-1 loss, then you might consider that a win for the social media team.
With QPR getting a pasting from London rivals West Ham in a behind-closed-doors friendly (as per several social media postings and the Claret and Hugh website), Rangers’ Twitter account updated their fans with a match report of the game, but there was no revelation of the score within the headline or tweet, amusing many supporters.
Within the match report itself, it has no mention at all of the scores, instead stating that it was just a training match and that Mark Warburton was able to give game time to 23 of his players.
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Interestingly, West Ham’s website also has no mention of the overall score, so perhaps the sole focus was on training and match fitness rather than the actual result of the game.
After the club tweeted out the report to its followers, plenty of supporters responded by asking for the score of the match. Thankfully, there were plenty of fans – many of them being West Ham supporters – who claimed that the game had finished 4-1 and duly tipped them off about scores.
One fan even joked that the club has no need to hide about the results as the fans wouldn’t be angry. Others just wanted to know what the score was.
Here are some of the replies below…
We won't be angry if we lost, we promise x
— Will Pound (@will_pound) June 10, 2020
Seems a bit odd to not mention the score even though it’s only a behind doors training friendly.
— Nick (@numbers912) June 10, 2020
What was the score
— Rob Keytes (@RobKeytes) June 10, 2020
Fake news. Trump TV said we won 4-1 and China was to blame along with Obama
— NYC PAUL (@paulQPR67) June 10, 2020
Whys the score a secret?
— Chris E (@thechriselkins) June 10, 2020
What was the score?
— meg-10 (@MeganPa83740353) June 10, 2020
With the reports from the game being so limited, there is very limited information about the match other than from reports on Twitter. One West Ham supporter claimed within the responses that Ilias Chair had grabbed a goal for the club, but that is not confirmed by any official source.
On the whole, the main thing about these matches is getting everyone’s fitness back on track rather the result, though fans are bound to be hoping for improvements to scorelines when their season gets underway once more on June 20 against Barnsley.