Presenting for your amusement, some of the best reactions to the Juan Mata deal. Obviously some of these were posted when the rumour first happened, because hindsight is a wonderful thing (although not so much as schadenfreude.)
Oh, and a warning that some of these are mildly NSFW (by which we mean Bad Words, not that any Chelsea fans have taken to nudity or ultraviolence as a way of dealing with their emotions... yet.)
Hoping to goodness that this Mata stuff turns out to be nonsense. Really can't imagine hearing that lot sing his name. He is proper Chelsea.— Ashley Connick (@AshleyConnick) January 21, 2014
Sorry about clogging your timelines but those last RT's literally so accurate. Mata is proper Chelsea.— Jake Ralph (@carefreejake) January 21, 2014
I hold Juan Mata in just as high regard as I hold José Mourinho. He is proper, proper Chelsea.— Chelsea Rumours (@ChelseaRumours) January 21, 2014
Got that? Juan Mata is proper, proper, proper, proper, proper, proper Chelsea. He might as well be singing "No Surrender" on the Kings Road on the way to his plastering job. Proper, proper, proper Chelsea.
As I’ve seen some people mention on here - will Oscar and Hazard stay as loyal as Mata? Doubt it.— Chelsea Rumours (@ChelseaRumours) January 21, 2014
Wait, what? Who's been saying that?
Guys like Oscar and Hazard in the long term will not be as loyal as Mata. Can bet on that.— Anoop. (@ArmChairCriticc) January 23, 2014
Seriously? He's been there TWO AND A HALF YEARS. And he left the first time he was second choice in the team. And he asked to join United! Fair enough there was a World Cup, but good god, he's hardly Matt le Tissier, is he? (In so many ways.)
@chelseafc if you think Hazard, Oscar will stay loyal, im sorry, Mata is the defination of loyalty.— nicky (@nickycfc) January 23, 2014
the quality of being loyal.
"his extreme loyalty to the Crown"
A Spanish player who moves to England at the behest of an oil-rich club to play for said club for two and a bit years before moving on after throwing a strop once out of a team and asking to join their biggest rivals.
Oh, and lastly, we promised swears, so here they are. Someone see if this man is OK. Get his belt and laces.
Listen you set of cunts @chelseafc, how hard would it be for someone to come out and confirm or deny the Mata rumours? Fuck the fans eh?— Immigrant Ian (@CFC_Illegal_Dan) January 24, 2014