Pogba gets trolled with his own emoji

On Friday, an excited Paul Pogba launched his own emoji. On Sunday, he followed that up with the worst performance against Liverpool. That was enough to get the Twitterati trolling...

Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba sports a new haircut design during the match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford stadium on Sunday.   -  AP

Memes, GIFs or just plain wit in 140 characters — Twitterati have always worked overtime to spread some good laughs all around. But a considerate Paul Pogba made sure they needn't work that hard after his sloppy performance for Manchester United against Liverpool — he already had his own emoji and a hairstyle to match. It was the perfect fodder for the trolls.

On Friday, the trend-setting Frenchman became the first footballer to have his own emoji on Twitter.

“I am happy and thankful for this opportunity, " he said. "Let's have fun and kick some ass at #pogba”, he announced through his social media handle.

With delirious enthusiasm, he honoured the occasion with yet another hairdo to match the emoji. He styled it up with a series of P's shaved on one side with a 'P' coloured yellow on the other. Manchester United was planning to go full out to promote the emoji of its most expensive player. #Pogba (with the emoji ) was to be splayed across the digital hoardings of Old Trafford throughout the match.

Oh, how it all misfired!

On Sunday, against Liverpool, Pogba played his worst. He gave away a penalty with a clumsy handball, missed a easy opportunity to score and his defensive play was weak. Zlatan Ibrahimovic's late equaliser helped Manchester United save the blushes, but Pogba was not to be spared.

Here's how the tweeple got rolling:

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