The most bizarre tweet since records began.

27 May

Brentford are up and Rotherham United have joined them. Great news for us and Steve Evans’ ‘Millers’, if not for Leyton Orient.

Whilst there was a lot of banter over the course of the season (and rightly so), now’s the time to sit back and enjoy the moment rather than kicking our rivals when they are down. Indeed, the club seem to have followed the former course of action with a very unusual post on the twitter social network.

There’s nothing wrong with congratulating a fellow promoted team and, from that respect, another good job from Brentford. It was more the peculiar ‘hashtag’ that went with it: #trophyfriends.

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I have no idea what this means or why we would even use it. I’m sorry. Perhaps I’ve had the same charisma bypass that one Bees fanatic would later suggest that Leyton Orient supporter @orientmeatpie had endured. But assuming not (and for that, I guess, you’d need some charisma to begin with), then what is it all about?

Amongst the confused comments and general derision – most from Brentford fans – was the suggestion from Mr. Pie that an ‘Inbetweeners’ moment was imminent.

Well, it’s here if you need one:

 

I know we are all in good humour about promotion but we are, also, a professional football club. I want us to be taken seriously – not laughed at as ‘little Brentford’ now playing with the big boys and using the sort of childish language that you’d find in the playground.

I don’t even know what a ‘trophyfriend’ is supposed to be or why we would consider ourselves one. The last time I looked (and £50 at 12-1 before the season began meant I was watching VERY closely) we didn’t win anything – friends and promotion aside.

And whilst I have had more than my fair share of digs at Russell Slade over the course of the season, I can empathise with the pain that Orient fans are feeling right now. Remember last season? So, unlike some of our fans, I’m not going to have a pop at them for, rightly, laughing at our ridiculous choice of phrase.

Come on fellow Bees, we’re better than that. I can’t imagine this is the image Matthew Benham wants for his club – but then what do I know?

Now? Are we friends?

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