LAFC tweet congratulating Gareth Bale for World Cup goal, which denied USA win, unsurprisingly went down like a lead balloon with fans

    Los Angeles FC’s Twitter admin made an astounding blunder, congratulating Gareth Bale’s goal against the USA in the World Cup.

    The Major League Soccer club’s fans were less than impressed with the move, too, given the LAFC star’s goal meant the USA were denied victory in their World Cup opener.

    As he converted from the spot in the final minutes of the game to bring his side level

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    As he converted from the spot in the final minutes of the game to bring his side level

    LAFC didn’t quite read the room when they congratulated their player…

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    LAFC didn’t quite read the room when they congratulated their player…

    LAFC have loved promoting Bale’s heritage since he signed for them from Real Madrid in the summer, however, the Twitter admin seemed to forget there’s a time and place for bigging up the club’s superstar.

    “BAAAAAAAALE!!!” the MLS outfit tweeted alongside a picture of Bale in an LAFC shirt, holding a Welsh flag, as the Wales skipper converted a penalty in the 82nd minute to earn his country a point.

    And it’s safe to say that those across the pond found the tweet as bizarre as those in the UK did.

    “Read the room bro,” one fan wrote.

    Meanwhile an England supporter tweeted: “I’m English but it’s definitely bold for an MLS team to tweet this.”

    The USA had dominated in the first half of the Group B clash on Monday, with Timothy Weah breaking the deadlock after converting a delicious ball from Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic in the 36th minute.

    A simple critique of the tweet

    A simple critique of the tweet

    Many would concur with this message

    Many would concur with this message

    But their hard work was underdone in the second half as Gareth Bale won Wales a penalty in the final ten minutes of the game.

    The LAFC star and Wales skipper, who helped his club win the MLS Cup earlier this month, stepped up and fired the ball in from the penalty spot, much to the delight of the Twitter admin…

    Read the room, LAFC…

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