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Twitter wit puts Lossie top of the social ranks

By Staff Reporter

LOSSIEMOUTH may be struggling in the Highland League but in social media terms they raced to the top of the table in midweek.

The Coasters lost 1-0 at Huntly on Wednesday night in a match where referee Paul McAvinue was sick on the field of play, forcing him to be replaced at half time.

There was certainly no mercy shown by Lossiemouth’s unofficial Twitter account @lossiemouthfc, who saw the funny side in the match official’s misfortune.

“Game delayed temporarily while the referee spews in the centre circle,” was the first Lossie tweet, which was subsequently ‘liked’ by over 2,000 people by early the following morning and retweeted 1,200 times.

One Twitter user described it as “the greatest tweet of all time” while many others followed the account to tune in for further news of the incident.

When the referee did resume play, @lossiemouthfc’s next post read:

McAvinue was unable to continue in the second half and it was fortunate that a qualified official was at the match and was able to run the line while assistant Davy Robertson took up the whistle.

The humour didn’t stop there, with Lossie posting a photo of a wheelie bin inside Christie Park.

In the end, an 83rd minute Michael Clark goal for Huntly left Lossiemouth feeling sick as it earned the Christie Park side all three points.

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