Former footballer Sol Campbell has officially announced his intention to run as a Conservative candidate in the 2016 London Mayoral Election.
And the reaction to the ex-Arsenal man’s bid has largely been met with a combination of hostility and ridicule on Twitter.
Here are just a few of the missiles that have been launched in his direction…
— Mario Melchiot (@MarioMelchiot) June 8, 2015
We’re not quite sure if legendary ex-Chelsea and Holland full-back Mario Melchiot is saluting Sol’s political ambitions or having a sly dig.
His hashtag ‘#mmlove’ appears to imply the former but given that he seems to use it to describe almost everything on his timeline we remain a little confused.
Not for the first time, it appears Sol Campbell is having a Mayor.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 8, 2015
For some time now it’s been apparent that former Tottenham striker Lineker is relishing the opportunity to engage in a bit of online mischief.
This latest attempt at dry humour cuts pretty deep.
Twitter Trends are 3 things I never expected to see 1. Kate Moss flies EasyJet 2. Sol Campbell is running for mayor 3. @Redknapp is on Twits
— Ben (Jack) Thomas (@benjackthomas) June 8, 2015
This guy might not be famous but we’re not fussy. He’s hit the nail on the head with this observation.
On paper we were looking at a Monday dominated by the recriminations surrounding England’s bore draw with the Republic of Ireland.
Then these three revelations popped up.
— Times Sport (@TimesSport) June 8, 2015
Ouch. And just in case you were in any doubt how the one half of north London still feels about Sol…
Sol Campbell standing for London mayor. The big risk is that he’ll let his term run down and then sign a lucrative deal with Paris.
— Rory Smith (@RorySmithTimes) June 8, 2015
Money obsessed mercenary Sol Campbell who lied to & betrayed club who gave him his career wants to be mayor of London? Well suited match!
— Nick (@Nick_1453) June 8, 2015
Plus, you can find a few of his most memorable quotes here…
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