Christmas is a time for peace, family, merriment and mirth—lots and lots of mirth. It's also a time, if you happen to be Floyd Mayweather Jr., for trolling.
Take a quick peek at Money May's timeline on any day, and you are likely to find something that will warrant a passing interest: a gloating tweet here, a picture of an extremely expensive item there.
However, Mayweather used Dec. 25 to send out venom so perfect that we can only stand back, wipe the remaining eggnog from our smiling face and proclaim, "Bravo, good sir."
Let's first trim the tree with a shiny social media ornament featuring Amir Khan as he might look if he does indeed fight Mayweather in the future:
Just imagine what Amir "Con Artist" will get if his name gets picked in the Mayweather sweepstakes pic.twitter.com/WL4rBB1UU3— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) December 26, 2013
Now, before we continue, we have to tip our hats to the folks listed in part of this vibrant image. Meni (@MeniSupermeni) is listed as a graphic designer for the Money Team. While a search for @idris34 was fruitless, @idirsio34 is listed as part of Mayweather Promotions on Twitter.
This is all to say that when you have the kind of money Mayweather does, you can get handcrafted troll masterpieces to call out your fellow boxers.
Continuing with the holiday jeer, Mayweather posted the following aimed at Marcos Maidana:
Can I please order a one-piece with a biscuit? No sides. pic.twitter.com/nG7QtdBbAj— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) December 26, 2013
Is Mayweather a soothsayer or just a marketing genius who knows being the villain has made him far more captivating in his prolific career? Perhaps a bit of both.
Either way, the fight fans have been clamoring for has already been decided, according to Money May, because this is what he had to tweet about Manny Pacquiao:
… Now you’re telling me I got to eat Juan Marquez’s leftovers? Let me talk to the IRS about this… pic.twitter.com/Tmf9oqTbFP— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) December 26, 2013
While tossing an artistic jab at Pacquiao's face, Mayweather worked the body with a quip that referenced his adversary's recent tax problems.
CNN reported on Nov. 27 that Pacquiao expected to be fully exonerated from allegations of tax evasion in the Philippines. Veracity of the assertions aside, it was more than enough fuel for Mayweather and his crack team of graphic designers to poke fun at.
We should also remind you Mayweather sent out this Instagram to the world at the beginning of the week:
Like him or not, Mayweather is great for the sport. While boxing wanes in popularity, Money May manages to keep it entertaining.
When you work for pay-per-view buys, it's far better to be polarizing than beloved. Calling out opponents like some WWE heel is merely how you keep the discussion going past the new year.
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