Hearts tease Hibs on Twitter after misjudged '5-1' post

Hearts have poked fun at Hibs on Twitter after their Edinburgh rivals had a little social media gaffe on Friday afternoon.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 4:38 pm
Manager Paulo Sergio led Hearts to Scottish Cup final triumph over Hibs in 2012. Picture: SNS

The official club account reacted to a supporter tweeting that he’d purchased six Easter Road season tickets for the 2021/22 campaign with a .GIF of Austin Powers character Mini-Me.

Though such responses are typically standard practice on club accounts, it overlooked the character raising five fingers on one hand and just one on another.

This echoes a long-running meme of Hearts supporters, who flash ‘5-1’ hand-signs as a way of reminding their Capital neighbours of the score from the all-Edinburgh Scottish Cup final in 2012.

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Hibs quickly deleted the tweet but not before the screenshot was widely shared.

The Hearts official club account couldn’t help but getting involved in the fun. They responded with a picture of the winning manager from 2012, Paulo Sergio, alongside the screenshot and a caption which read: “Because sometimes you can’t hit that delete button quick enough.”

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