Premier League champions Liverpool seemingly have a friend in someone working at Toronto Raptors.
After Sunday night’s clash between Spurs and Arsenal, the NBA team’s official Twitter account responded to a tweet by B/R Football.
The post in question was celebrating the Gunners’ win over their rivals, with the caption ‘North London is red’.
The Raptors responded to this by jovially saying ‘We prefer Merseyside Red,’ in a likely reference to Pro Evolution Soccer’s copyright free name for Liverpool.
We prefer Merseyside Red
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) March 15, 2021
Liverpool have fans all over the world, so it’s unsurprising to see another popular sports team talking about the Reds on social media.
Turns out ‘We The North’ – a phrase used in the above B/R graphic – is a tagline commonly used by the Raptors, which may explain why they responded to the tweet, but we’ll absolutely take the otherwise random love-in from the prominent NBA side!
— Raptors Nation™ (@WeTheNorth__) August 22, 2020
LeBron James, who plays for the LA Lakers, is a minority stakeholder in Liverpool FC and will likely have mixed feelings about Raptors’ tweet. We’re sure, though, like many, he’ll see the fun side of the interaction and laugh it off.
The two sides will actually face each other in three weeks – we’ll see how much the Raptors like the Reds afterward, especially if LeBron rocks up in LFC gear!