This US football team made a childish joke about its rivals. It didn't go so well

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Wednesday 05 August 2015 11:50

Major League Soccer's north-western rivalry got heated on Tuesday night following the news of another European export landing on American shores.

The Portland Timbers Twitter account, channelling its inner adolescent, cracked a joke about their nearest rivals Seattle Sounders signing an Austrian midfielder Andreas Ivanschitz when they already have a player (Clint Dempsey) whose nickname is "Deuce" (which, in case you didn't know, is also slang for a number two of the bathroom variety).

Unfortunately for them, the Sounders had an emoji-laden reply lined up with a perfect picture of Dempsey to accompany it:

Sadly, they've since comes to their senses and deleted the reply. Maybe it has something to do with the current league standings:

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