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Tottenham accidentally troll themselves with bottle tweet ahead of Champions League opener

21:58 GMT+4 06/09/2022
Harry Kane react Tottenham 2022-23
Tottenham were forced to hastily delete a tweet ahead of their Champions League opener against Marseille.
  • Spurs post bottle tweet
  • Fans hammer social media team
  • Photo promptly deleted

WHAT HAPPENED? Tottenham shared a photo on the club's official Twitter account of a Champions League water bottle. The tweet was very swiftly deleted after being bombarded by replies about how it was a reference to Spurs getting ready to "bottle" or choke away their next game in the competition against Marseille. Spurs promptly replaced the tweet with a photo of captain Harry Kane in training instead.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Tottenham have regularly been dubbed bottlers after a number of high-profile capitulations and their failure to win a trophy since 2008. The north Londoners were front-runners to win the Premier League in 2015-16 but were pipped by Leicester City and actually ended up finishing third after losing 5-1 to already-relegated Newcastle on the final day of the season.

WHAT NEXT FOR TOTTENHAM? Antonio Conte's side play their first Champions League group game against Marseille on Wednesday.