It’s often said that the presence of cell phone cameras have hindered people from living in the moment, and it led to the birth of the ‘not a cell phone in sight’ meme. Manchester United shared a photo in a bid to join the bandwagon, but it just made them the butt of jokes on Twitter.
A struggling United managed to hold on with a 2-2 draw against Arsenal on Wednesday, and the team’s Twitter handle shared a photo of Jesse Lingard celebrating his goal (and the team’s second) with a caption, “not a cellphone in sight, just people living in the moment”.
However, ever-vigilant and hawk-eyed Twitterati spotted not one, but multiple mobile phones, in the photo.
Here’s the tweet by Manchester United:
not a cellphone in sight, just people living in the moment pic.twitter.com/RZmABHUMcw
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 5, 2018
As soon as the tweet went out, people spotted at least three cell phones in the photo, and left others laughing on the micro-blogging site.
Well thats a lie i can see 3 without zooming in.
Tin pot. https://t.co/nlwcRYDfh8
— Kiεrαη.. (@prenny17) December 6, 2018
😂 OK let’s give them that. Rookie mistake! https://t.co/au98DBiVY7
— Prerna (@ShantiWaadak) December 6, 2018
Well… This is embarrassing. https://t.co/WPHsjWxBMq
— Jσє Sнєρραя∂ (@BladeThundrbolt) December 6, 2018
Give them a trophy for it :D https://t.co/3JQCJUNHK1
— JIN Sun (@jinofhell) December 6, 2018
— Maddo (@Madyudi) December 5, 2018
There’s a man with his cellphone in sight. LOL pic.twitter.com/ksKwBAmMTZ
— Buffalo Reds (@BuffaloReds) December 5, 2018
— James Preston (@jamesprestonza) December 5, 2018
What’s this fella holding here then? pic.twitter.com/aHPUoCzDx8
— Fredster_7 (@Fredster_7) December 5, 2018
— Clarke Travis (@ClarkeTravis17) December 5, 2018
Manchester United came back twice from behind to secure a 2-2 against Arsenal at Old Trafford. Eighteen points behind leaders Manchester City, United are four points closer to the bottom than top, and, after 15 league games, they have a negative goal difference.