#twitterlygaming - The Snap Election

#twitterlygaming - The Snap Election

Friday, April 21, 2017

Twitter and social media erupted, speculating that the Prime Minister was set to overturn Portsmouth’s promotion or perhaps the end of the humanity was nigh as May looked to announce World War 3. Alas, it was just a Snap Election. Here's the best from social media this week. 

Fed up of the French elections occupying headlines and being the focus of speculation, UK politics felt it was time to propel itself back to the fore. Theresa May announced on Tuesday morning that she was to make an announcement outside Downing Street. Normally, such announcements are only called for something very important. Naturally Twitter and social media erupted, speculating that the Prime Minister would overturn Portsmouth’s promotion or perhaps the end of the humanity was nigh as May was set to announce World War 3.

Alas, no such luck but instead a surprise Snap Election was called by the PM. The reaction on social media was still a thing of beauty, however. Getting #TwitterlyGaming underway this week was Mike Smithson, Election Analyst. He avoided the initial furore to suggest that the June election could have a terrible turnout:

Professional gambler Nick Goff had a huge selection of fantastic tweets to go for. With the topic of World War 3 also hot on the lips of many and North Korea testing missiles, Nick suggested a witty potential name for his first born. Here’s hoping, for his unborn child's’ sake, that we avoid both World War 3 and the name:

Alan Alger, media man at Betway reacted humorously to an ambitious Jeremy Corbyn fan who seemed to have a fundamental misunderstanding of the betting world:

Gambling and Esports wordsmith Sam Cooke took to Twitter to profile the upcoming election but with a twist; comparing Corbyn and May to two rather different Star Wars characters. The Obi Wan reference was quickly shut down with fellow journalist Andy Watt quipping “But Obi Wan didn’t even make it to the end of the first movie in one piece!”:

 

Away from the rigour of politics, April 21st marks National Tea Day and Ladbrokes celebrated in the right way. They posted one of the finest tea related gifs on the internet, with a special appearance from none other than the eclectic Mick McCarthy. It’s definitely worth clicking the link:  

 

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