Thought football couldn’t get weirder? Here’s Spurs vs the Dulux dog
It’s safe to assume that there will never be another season quite like 2020-21.
There have been some quite extraordinary results, including Manchester United 1-6 Tottenham and Aston Villa 7-2 Liverpool on the same October afternoon.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have also suffered an unprecedented six consecutive home Premier League defeats, while David Moyes’ West Ham are currently in the Champions League places
While Pizzagate was legendary, it wasn’t quite as strange as the recent war of words between Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Jose Mourinho about feeding children.
Then, just when we thought this season couldn’t get any weirder, the Dulux dog came and took things to a whole new level. Yes, you did read that correctly.
Like all Premier League clubs, Tottenham have a host of commercial partnerships and have now announced Dulux as their first-ever ‘Official Paint Supplier’. Yes, you did read that correctly, too.
“We are delighted to welcome Dulux as our Official Paint Supplier,” Jon Babbs, Stadium Director at Spurs, told the official club website.
“It is important that we have the best products available as we strive to maintain excellence at our Stadium and Training Centre facilities.”
So far, so (new) normal.
Things then took a slightly weird turn when Spurs confirmed that the Dulux mascot – an Old English Sheepdog – was given a tour of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and the club’s Hotspur Way training complex.
Despite being given some VIP treatment, the ungrateful hound then decided to throw it back in their faces by mocking the club on Twitter.
“Can the dog play at centre-back?” one fan tweeted. “He might do a better job Chris,” the company bantered back with a laughing emoji.
In reference to Tottenham’s lack of silverware, Dulux then posted a picture of an empty trophy cabinet and joked that they’d have to wipe away all the dust before painting it.
There’s only one possible explanation: the Dulux dog is a Gooner.
The tweets have since been deleted, but somebody is definitely getting sacked in the morning – and we’re not talking about Jose Mourinho.
We’ve rounded up some of the best reaction from social media.
As if Dulux sponsor Spurs and start rinsing them straight away 😭 pic.twitter.com/QVJFlCXemo
— Football Shithousery (@FootyRustling) April 15, 2021
"What's that?" 😂
Jose Mourinho looks so confused when asked about Dulux being Tottenham's new paint sponsor pic.twitter.com/vMgjrPRWsB
— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) April 15, 2021
Getting mugged off by the Dulux dog after announcing them as a sponsor on Twitter is a new low for Tottenham pic.twitter.com/m0YFHfxXXn
— Tom Scholes (@_TomScholes) April 15, 2021
Dulux admin missed a trick with a slogan.
Watching paint dry more entertaining than Mourinho Spurs
— TAS⚽️ (@coys100) April 15, 2021
Spurs fans: well, at least nothing can be as embarrassing as Zagreb
Dulux: hold my paint can
— Ali Campbell (@AliCampbell90) April 15, 2021
"A Dulux social media manager may have been sacked, but it was Jose Mourinho trying to paint over the cracks to prove Spurs were whiter-than-white." pic.twitter.com/rhluqyrjGE
— Ross McCafferty (@RossMcCaff) April 15, 2021
After being furloughed by Arsenal, Gunnersaurus has gained employment working on the Dulux social media team.
Good luck on your first day! pic.twitter.com/bdScogWLOg
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) April 15, 2021
The Arsenal fan running the Dulux Twitter account today pic.twitter.com/luNILfsSNd
— arseblog (@arseblog) April 15, 2021
Dulux admin getting escorted out of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after being caught in possession of an Arsenal shirt. pic.twitter.com/gX6FTuBuMa
— Cal 🔺 (@Arsecal) April 15, 2021
— Days Since A Trophy (@_SpursTrophies) April 15, 2021
Daniel Levy absolutely losing his shit right now definitely trying to get the Dulux Social Media kid sacked. pic.twitter.com/cXzDivl2vK
— Tottenham Funnies (@SpursFunnies) April 15, 2021
Can’t wait until Spurs lift the Johnstone’s paint trophy in two seasons time, just to show Dulux what they could’ve had.
— Trucker Timmy (@TruckerTimmy75) April 15, 2021