Tottenham’s new partnership with Dulux got off to a rocky start after the paint suppliers mocked the club on Twitter.
Spurs announced that Dulux had become the club’s official paint supplier, with the company’s famous dog getting a tour of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Hotspur Way training ground.
But they were soon mocked by their new partner in hastily-deleted tweets, with the social media team hitting the wrong tone.
Just want to thank the Dulux admin for this mornings smiles before he or she gets sacked
You went out a hero! pic.twitter.com/WKfDtaXZlO
— Geo Mackie (@redhammer8) April 15, 2021
Responding to other users’ tweets, they made fun of the club’s lack of recent silverware, posting a picture of an empty trophy cabinet being for sale and then made a barb about the club’s defenders.
In a reply to a tweet asking whether the Dulux dog can play centre-back, they tweeted: “He might do a better job”.
The tweets certainly made a splash as Dulux was the second top trend on Twitter in the UK.
Spurs said the partnership will see the club “benefit from the unrivalled expertise in paint and colour” of the country’s leading paint supplier, with all club buildings getting a facelift using specific paint colour matches.
A 3-1 loss to Manchester United on Sunday means Spurs face an uphill task to make the top four and Mourinho has faced heavy criticism for the style of football he has his team playing.
“What Jose has also done in this period is he’s made them a really tough watch,” Jamie Redknapp said on Sky Sports.
“You can say what you like about Spurs but they always been a good football team, they’ve always had a style. If Spurs fans were here right now watching that, they wouldn’t enjoy it one bit.
“Too often I watch this side and there’s no flair or excitement. I don’t think this is a bad squad of players, I’ve said it before and I stand by it.
“Jose is looking at it and trying to blame everybody else, he has to take responsibility.
“When you’re a good manager, you organise your team to get that result whatever it takes. A great manager would find a way to get them organised.”