As always, it's been a very eventful week in world football.
This one has been much busier than usual, though.
Wigan achieved the impossible by defeating Manchester City to win the FA Cup before being relegated three days later after losing to Arsenal. Frank Lampard signed a contract extension with Chelsea after breaking Bobby Tambling's goalscoring record.
And as if that wasn't enough, David Beckham, king of stylish football and globally known ambassador of the game, announced his retirement on Thursday.
All this on the heels of Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement last week, and in the thick of a tight race for Champions League places in the Premier League.
So there's been quite a lot to feast on for those who patrol the Twitterverse. Let's recap some of the best tweets from the week that was. If there are any undue omissions, feel free to link to them in the comments, and I might just add them in.
Lukas Podolski is still a tourist:
Joe Krishnan makes a valid point about the double standard for punishment in football:
Roma fined €50k for racism chants, led to match being suspended. Nicklas Bendtner fined €100k for breaching advertising rules. Priorities...— Joe Krishnan (@JoeKrishnan) May 13, 2013
John Greely speaks the truth:
I'm not going to miss Fox Soccer once NBC gets the Premier League rights. The studio show is near unwatchable.— John Greely (@johnwgreely) May 12, 2013
Amy Lawrence makes my mouth water during the Championship playoffs:
Zaha, as the TV analyst so zestfully put it: "Hasn't he risen to the top... Just like cream."— Amy Lawrence (@amylawrence71) May 13, 2013
Matthew Stanger makes us reflect for a moment:
Never thought Tevez would outlast Mancini.— Matthew Stanger (@MatthewStanger) May 13, 2013
Piers Morgan, because he is Piers Morgan, apparently forgets that Arsenal are managed by Arsene Wenger, the longest-serving and most successful manager in the Premier League.
Mancini fired? Ridiculous. Wish we could have him at Arsenal, but he's too successful for us.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 13, 2013
Emma Booth hilariously captures the truth:
Wigan's past few days must feel like going to bed with Mila Kunis, and waking up with a Cher impersonator. In drag.— Emma Booth (@boothalow) May 14, 2013
There were a slew of gems after David Beckham's retirement.
Leyton Orient remind us that they don't play in Ligue 1:
Already had a few phone calls but to clear things up Beckham's last game is against FC Lorient not us.— Leyton Orient (@leytonorientfc) May 16, 2013
Alex Thomas reminds us that Beckham is very, very rich:
Beckham's annual worth est. at $46m to $251m depending on which source you go to & which measure you use. Any which way, its big bucks!— Alex Thomas (@alexthomascnn) May 16, 2013
Dan Levy shows us how he dressed up for his wedding:
I wore a David Beckham jersey to my wedding. Photog liked it for pictures (I changed before the ceremony): twitter.com/DanLevyThinks/…— Dan Levy (@DanLevyThinks) May 16, 2013
Terry Baddoo is using the most potent drugs in the world:
Fergie'a going. Becks is going. Come on Arsene make it a hatrick !— Terry Baddoo (@terrybaddoo) May 16, 2013
Will Tidey leaves us with this gem:
I like to think of United's class of 99 gathered like the ghost of Obi Wan Kenobi waving to fans at Old Trafford. But that's just me.— Will Tidey (@willtidey) May 16, 2013