Twitter has its say on Sol Campbell to be next London mayor

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.

No surprise there then. Campbell is a 66/1 shot with Ladbrokes to be voted in by the capital city’s residents and finds himself 11th on the list of prospective Tory candidates at odds of 20/1.

Here are just a few of the missiles that have been launched in his direction…

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.

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.

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.

Ouch. And just in case you were in any doubt how the one half of north London still feels about Sol…


Plus, you can find a few of his most memorable quotes here…

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William Geldart

Having graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Wales, Bangor, William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.