BBC Sport ‘saves 2020’ with Tweet to user who asked for ‘women’s Twitter thread’

BBC Sport have ‘saved 2020’ according to some Twitter users after they shut down a Tweet which asked them to stop posting about the Women’s Super League.

The social media post celebrated Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema, the Women’s Super League’s (WSL) all-time top goalscorer.

In a post liked by more-than 1,000 people, one Twitter user commented with a request for the BBC Sport account to stop posting news about the WSL.



The BBC Sport Twitter post about Arsenal's Vivianne Miedema
The BBC Sport Twitter post about Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema

The post read: “Any chance the Beeb can put out a separate thread solely for the WSL?

“I have no interest in it and some of the headlines are written as if it’s the men’s game.

“I appreciate those who follow WSL and intend no slight.”

BBC Sport responded by adding: “We’re BBC Sport, not BBC Men’s Sport.”

Their response solicited more than 7,000 likes with sports fans across the UK in awe of the BBC Sport Twitter team’s response:

“This is the best thing on Twitter today”, wrote one, with another adding, “You know, BBC Sport, you may have just saved 2020.”

Others Tweeted: “Any chance BBC can create a separate burn thread so I can follow it?” and “This might be the best thing the BBC Sport account has ever tweeted. And it won’t be topped.”

Another added: “No VAR needed on this call.”

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