The next time Arsenal fans wonder why they’re the laughing stock of the Premier League, they need look no further than their latest campaign to boycott Costa Coffee.
Fans are urging fellow Gooners to take their business to Pret or Starbucks, and all because of Chelsea forward Diego Costa’s behaviour when the two sides met on Saturday.
In fairness, Costa put his masters in the dark arts to sublime use, and got Gabriel Paulista sent off, when really he should have received his marching orders.
— Our Lot in Block 5 (@ourlotpod) September 21, 2015
While most sets of fans would just boo Costa and take to Twitter to lambast him, Arsenal fans went that one step further.
In fact, they went a lot of steps further, and if Arsene Wenger was as dedicated and efficient in the transfer market, they’d win the treble. And not just in pre-season.
Here is how the internet reacted to the plan.
It speaks volumes that people actually predicted this…
Arsenal fans are the type that will boycott Costa Coffee simply because it has the name Costa in it ??????
— The Moe Benali (@TheMoeBenali) September 20, 2015
Arsenal have the sort of fans that would actually boycott Costa Coffee over this.
— Nick Murphy (@NickMurphy1995) September 19, 2015
Shade was thrown in all directions…
There's a campaign for some #Arsenal fans to boycott Costa Coffee. I've seen/heard it all now…
— Kristian Sturt (@FootieWriter) September 21, 2015
I hear shares in Costa coffee have taken a rapid decrease after a large proportion of their customers now refuse to drink there after today.
— Russell (@EmenalosBAWA) September 19, 2015
And unsurprisingly, some Arsenal fans were bang on it…
— Tom (@tomarse49) September 19, 2015
That's it for me. Boycott Costa. Starbucks all the way! #CFCvAFC
— DJ (@DaveJones1) September 19, 2015
This guy could not be any more Arsenal if he tried…
— JB (@goonerjb) September 19, 2015
And of course Spurs had to throw their lot in…
Remember no matter how bad our fanbase is at times, we'll never be Arsenal Costa Coffee boycotting bad. https://t.co/Z7TXYxUEah
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) September 21, 2015
Costa Coffee even responded…
— Costa Coffee (@CostaCoffee) September 21, 2015