People don’t like change.
Especially the English, who like their routine and things to be as they were back in the day.
So when the new Premier League ball was leaked earlier today, people kicked off (pun intended) on social media and vented their fury via their favourite 140-character platform, Twitter.
The garish colours didn’t go well, and people didn’t hold back when they were furiously bashing their keyboards in disgust.
Here’s the best of the reaction:
How they designed the new Premier League ball pic.twitter.com/CH2ecFUefH
— 90min (@90min_Football) June 6, 2016
— Dream Team (@dreamteamfc) June 6, 2016
— Will Sharp (@shillwarp) June 6, 2016
One guy liked it though:
I swear the new Premier League ball is so nice??? Seen loads of people complaining about it. pic.twitter.com/0dYmESyS9s
— MJB (@MylesBurrell) June 6, 2016
Others thought they’d cracked where the inspiration came from:
Nike reveal latest Premier League ball pic.twitter.com/YeM2nDtWAG
— Andy Wales (@AndyArmchair) June 6, 2016
The Premier League ball for next season has been revealed. Where have we seen this before…? pic.twitter.com/AEw49Z4FLQ
— Sporting Index (@sportingindex) June 6, 2016
— Jacob Towne (@JTowne7) June 6, 2016
Finally, it took some scrolling but we found the one guy who manages to put everything into perspective:
Thanks John, you absolute legend. We can all sleep at night now, knowing that you’re here to provide a much-needed sense of realism to a world that produces such an opinion-dividing bag of air.