Southampton play their ‘Trump’ card – top tweets from the weekend’s football

On a big weekend of football, Southampton went top, Klopp fumed about scheduling, everyone made the same jokes about the US election and Chorley FC revealed their love for Adele.

Here are some of the social media highlights from the weekend’s footballing action.

1. Southampton in presidential form

The world was a very different place on Friday night, when we were still waiting for confirmation of the new president of the United States and when Southampton Football Club, after beating Newcastle United 2-0, were top of the Premier League.

Unfortunately, for Southampton, and another erstwhile surprise challenger Trump, events have moved on. The weekend’s action still leaves the Saints in a very respectable fourth place.

2. Everyone makes the same joke about the election

A torturous wait for a supposedly scientifically robust decision that both sides will be bitterly disputed anyway… all sounds quite familiar, doesn’t it?

Vinnie Jones even offered his take on politics in the US.

It was important for Joe Biden and Donald Trump to take hold of the Rust Belt if they were to succeed in their campaigns. This is a classic image of our Vinnie taking hold of something a little below the belt.