Marine have apologised on social media after some Tottenham fans took issue with the non-league club’s decision to poke fun at Spurs following their defeat to Everton on Wednesday.
The Toffees knocked Spurs out of the FA Cup on Wednesday with a 5-4 win, owing to an extra-time winner from substitute Bernard.
Spurs had previously overcome Marine 5-0 in the third round back in January and the non-league club decided to mock the North Londoners on Wednesday, thanking their Merseyside neighbours for knocking Tottenham out of the competition.
As a joke, Marine posted a mocked-up version of The Avengers poster with the superheroes’ faces replaced with those of Everton players, also writing ‘Thanks, Everton.’
Some Spurs fans did not take kindly to the tweet, particularly since many of them purchased virtual tickets for Marine’s clash against Tottenham to help the eighth-tier club make up for the lost revenue as a result of fans not being allowed at Rossett Park.
Completely classless from @MarineAFC
After all the support that Spurs fans and players gave you, you dish out this garbage. pic.twitter.com/323MTnUNp9
— ★·. 🅂 .·★ (@in_reverie) February 10, 2021
Marine have subsequently taken down the original tweet and apologised to Spurs fans for any offence they may have caused.
Their message read: “Last night a post was placed on our official account. This was a mistake and was in poor taste, but was not intended to upset Spurs fans.
“It was deleted almost immediately after being put up. We apologise for any upset this has caused.
“The bond we have built with Spurs fans is unparalleled and special and we at Marine intend to keep it that way.”
The bond we have built with Spurs fans is unparalleled and special and we at Marine intend to keep it that way – as such any complaints should be sent to CEO James Leary at [email protected]
— Marine Football Club (@MarineAFC) February 11, 2021
Spurs Web Opinion
The Tottenham fans who reacted angrily to Marine’s tweet should be ashamed of themselves as they do not know how to take a joke. The tweet was an attempt at some harmless banter from the non-league club and it is understandable that they were happy with the result since they obviously have ties with Everton, being from the same area.
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