Twitter's Reaction to Carles Puyol's Decision to Leave Barcelona

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Twitter's Reaction to Carles Puyol's Decision to Leave Barcelona
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Carles Puyol announced on Tuesday that he would be calling time on his illustrious and trophy-laden career at Barcelona.

It's not a bad time for him to announce it, on the back of his first goal of the season for Barcelona—in the 4-1 win over Almeria.

Given his status at the Catalan club, it comes as no surprise that his decision has led to a flood of reaction on Twitter—and here is some of the best.

Puyol netted a stunning goal to lift Spain to a 1-0 win over Germany in the 2010 World Cup semi-finals, and Alex Richards was quick to find it:

Barcelona were quick to pay their own tribute to a player who gave 19 years to the club:

Puyol has said that he will continue to give his all, and we don't doubt it for a second:

Puyol is likely to have a flood of clubs banging down his door. But we feel Rob Dawson had his tongue firmly in cheek with this one:

AS have delved into their memory banks to find this clip of Puyol and his Barcelona pal Xavi:

And as Alex Dimond has stated, Puyol of 2000 has a similar look to Puyol of 2014:

Changing faces, yes, but not changing haircuts:

Puyol is not short of a few quid, and is sure to have some more coming his way, but to walk away from this sort of cash is bold:

Did they know something?

We sort of knew Puyol's importance to Barca, but this proves it:

 Legend is a word bandied around too often, but it's appropriate here:

During his Barca days, a certain Jose Mourinho was on hand to take a look at Puyol in a spot of bother:

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