Here are some of the top social media moments from around Spanish football this week.
LaLiga clubs and players have continued to be active on social media this week, with a host of high-engagement and viral posts doing the rounds. Here’s a quick roundup.
Feeling more alive than ever
Cádiz has come up with various viral social media posts over the course of the season and all eyes were on their accounts once again this week. The LaLiga Santander club created plenty of intrigues after the club published a video in collaboration with ‘The Walking Dead’ showing their stadium deserted at night, only for a zombie-fied Dani Güiza to appear.
🧟♂️💛 Estamos más vivos que nunca porque somos #TheWalkingCádiz 📺 @foxtves #MásVivosQueNunca #TheWalkingDead pic.twitter.com/RGOcn4MavT— Cádiz Club de Fútbol (@Cadiz_CF) February 15, 2021
🧟♂️💛 Estamos más vivos que nunca porque somos #TheWalkingCádiz 📺 @foxtves #MásVivosQueNunca #TheWalkingDead pic.twitter.com/RGOcn4MavT
🧟♂️💛 We´re more alive than ever because we are #TheWalkingCádiz 📺@foxtves @FOXTV #MásVivosQueNunca #TheWalkingDead pic.twitter.com/ahQhT53b7o— Cádiz CF 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@Cadiz_CFEN) February 15, 2021
🧟♂️💛 We´re more alive than ever because we are #TheWalkingCádiz 📺@foxtves @FOXTV #MásVivosQueNunca #TheWalkingDead pic.twitter.com/ahQhT53b7o
A triumphant homecoming at Elche
Fran Escribá has returned to former club Elche as a coach and the side from just outside Alicante celebrated accordingly. The club published memes on both their Spanish and English language accounts, welcoming the much-loved Escriba back, and it seemed to pay off. The team picked up their first LaLiga Santander win in months this weekend, with a 1-0 win over Eibar.
How it started How it’s going pic.twitter.com/bDC21ueJp1— Elche Club de Fútbol 🌴 (@elchecf) February 16, 2021
How it started How it’s going pic.twitter.com/bDC21ueJp1
💚 𝗘𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗯𝗮́ & 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗼 🥰 pic.twitter.com/JM4SdLUpCs— Elche CF 🌴🇬🇧🇺🇸🇦🇺🇮🇪 (@Elchecf_en) February 18, 2021
💚 𝗘𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗯𝗮́ & 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗼 🥰 pic.twitter.com/JM4SdLUpCs
Leganes hit 800,000!
CD Leganes is known as one of the most innovative and original social media presences in LaLiga, and this week the club announced that they’d added 85,000 new followers since September to take the club’s total to over 800,000 despite dropping down a division into LaLiga SmartBank last summer. Famous for their creative and funny matchday posters, Lega has begun producing a host of original new content this year, from minigames to the ‘8-second challenge’ and insider content on matchdays across Spanish, English, and Japanese language channels.
Second time lucky from the spot
Real Betis beat Getafe 1-0 on Friday evening, but the talking point of the night was the two penalties awarded to the side from Seville. First Sergio Canales saw his effort saved before Borja Iglesias stepped up to convert the second for the only goal of the game. They joked about it after the game on Twitter. “Just as well,” wrote Canales. “Next time it’ll go in, we trust you,” Iglesias joked back.
Menos mal…😓— Sergio Canales (@SergioCanales) February 19, 2021
Vamos Chani, el próximo para dentro. Confiamos en ti 🙌🏽— Borja Iglesias (@BorjaIglesias9) February 19, 2021
Vamos Chani, el próximo para dentro. Confiamos en ti 🙌🏽
Wishing a club legend a happy retirement
Eibar’s legendary kitman Zapico is retiring. After first being hired by the club in 1969, he is stepping into retirement 52 years later after having worked as a coach, as a delegate, as a director, and as a kitman, his most recent role. Given his half a century of service to the club, Eibar held a special ceremony for Zapico along with their players and also shared several memories on social media. Current and former players posted messages of congratulations on social media as well, including Edu Exposito, Ander Capa, and Raúl Navas.
🥇 Eterno #ZAPICO | 1969-2021 pic.twitter.com/sL8FzSUSQh— SD Eibar (@SDEibar) February 18, 2021
🥇 Eterno #ZAPICO | 1969-2021 pic.twitter.com/sL8FzSUSQh
⚔️❤️💙 #ZAPICO #EskerrikAskoZapico https://t.co/0Xlogbux1V pic.twitter.com/zEjHfS838A— Edu Exposito Jaen (@EduExposito) February 19, 2021
⚔️❤️💙 #ZAPICO #EskerrikAskoZapico https://t.co/0Xlogbux1V pic.twitter.com/zEjHfS838A
Disfruta de tu nueva etapa #ZAPICO ❤️#EskerrikAskoZapico https://t.co/XoP4LOcJU4 pic.twitter.com/1h0njPVym1— ANDER CAPA (@AnderCapa) February 19, 2021
Disfruta de tu nueva etapa #ZAPICO ❤️#EskerrikAskoZapico https://t.co/XoP4LOcJU4 pic.twitter.com/1h0njPVym1
👏🏻 #ZAPICO 🙌🏻 ❤️ #EskerrikAskoZapico https://t.co/sGjxKtAhSC pic.twitter.com/h3SZTEqTJf— Raúl Navas (@RaulNavas22) February 19, 2021
👏🏻 #ZAPICO 🙌🏻 ❤️ #EskerrikAskoZapico https://t.co/sGjxKtAhSC pic.twitter.com/h3SZTEqTJf
Standing against LGBTphobia
February 19th marked International Day Against LGBTphobia in Sports and clubs from across LaLiga Santander shared messages of support, calling for discrimination to stop. Some clubs even changed their profile pictures on social media to include the movement’s iconic rainbow colours.
❤🧡💛💚💙💜#DíaContraLaLGTBFobiaEnElDeporte pic.twitter.com/14v0zlPMJ5— Real Betis Balompié 🌴💚 (@RealBetis) February 19, 2021
❤🧡💛💚💙💜#DayAgainstLGTBPhobiaInSports pic.twitter.com/YXw5UBHz6P— Real Betis Balompié (@RealBetis_en) February 19, 2021
💪🏻 Hoy y siempre luchamos contra la #LGTBIfobia en el deporte. Una lucha que nunca debe cesar.Porque seas quien seas, ames a quien ames, Carranza te quiere 💛💙La intolerancia borra nuestros colores. pic.twitter.com/npCA3ia761— Cádiz Club de Fútbol (@Cadiz_CF) February 19, 2021
💪🏻 Hoy y siempre luchamos contra la #LGTBIfobia en el deporte. Una lucha que nunca debe cesar.Porque seas quien seas, ames a quien ames, Carranza te quiere 💛💙La intolerancia borra nuestros colores. pic.twitter.com/npCA3ia761
Love is not a crime. Discrimination is not an option.💛 No matter 𝗪𝗛𝗢 you 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘. From Cádiz CF we support you. #LGTBIfobia pic.twitter.com/QOdpwfuEos— Cádiz CF 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@Cadiz_CFEN) February 19, 2021
Love is not a crime. Discrimination is not an option.💛 No matter 𝗪𝗛𝗢 you 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘. From Cádiz CF we support you. #LGTBIfobia pic.twitter.com/QOdpwfuEos
✋ 𝗦𝗧𝗢𝗣 #LGTBIfobia; en el #Glorioso se respeta 🤝#DíacontralaLGTBIfobiaEnElDeporte 🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/LgnCYGQ5MU— Deportivo Alavés (@Alaves) February 19, 2021
✋ 𝗦𝗧𝗢𝗣 #LGTBIfobia; en el #Glorioso se respeta 🤝#DíacontralaLGTBIfobiaEnElDeporte 🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/LgnCYGQ5MU
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