The art of deliberately, cleverly, and secretly pissing people off, usually via the internet, using dialogue. Trolling does not mean just making rude remarks: Shouting swear words at someone doesn’t count as trolling; it’s just flaming, and isn’t funny. Spam isn’t trolling either; it pisses people off, but it’s lame.
After a weird Premier League week that only saw Tottenham and Arsenal NOT drop points, Manchester City defender Kyle Walker decided to do some trolling.
Manchester City lost 2-1 to Newcastle after scoring in the literal first minute of the match. This set up a scenario for Liverpool to clear City by 7 points if they beat Leicester City. Liverpool ultimately tied.
Kyle Walker either isn’t good at math, at the overall concept of how wins, losses, and draws work, or at trolling, though likely it’s all three.
Walker posted the above post on his Instagram (h/t to B/R). After getting flamed by most of Soccer InternetTM (some of the best are captured here), he deleted the post.
Now, we here at High Press Soccer love a good trolling. No problem with it when done smartly and effectively (which Walker is capable of doing as he actually does get the Internets). But when you lose and drop points and fall further back in a title race, it maybe best to put your head down and get ready to lace up for a suddenly-in-the-top-4 Arsenal squad.