Social media has exploded over a bizarre ‘phenomenon’ involving Spain and their World Cup-winning former coach.
Vicente del Bosque is the most successful coach in Spanish international history after guiding La Furia Roja to unprecedented successes at Euro 2008 and 2012, as well as the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Unsurprisingly, he’s revered as somewhat of a god back in his homeland.
But not even divine powers would explain a bizarre coincidence that’s been hilariously pointed out on Twitter, involving the current Spanish team and their former boss.
With a photo of Spain’s passing map from the first half of the match against Iran, accompanied by a photo of del Bosque, the post pointed out the uncanny resemblance between the two.
Not sure if it's some sort of cry for help, but Spain appear to be passing themselves a picture of Vicente del Bosque's face pic.twitter.com/oyesO5RqQV
— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) June 20, 2018
The tongue-in-cheek observation left plenty of fans in agreeance that there was a remarkable similarity between del Bosque’s trademark moustach and the graph representing Spain’s passing.
Some even went as far as describing it ‘the tweet of the World Cup.’
How is Twitter still free when there’s stuff like this being posted. Outstanding
— Aaron Bower (@AaronBower) June 20, 2018
Could be your greatest tweet yet. Outstanding
— Calum Heseltine (@Calum_Heseltine) June 20, 2018
you’re pretty good at twitter to be fair
— Matt Moss (@mattmoss11) June 20, 2018
This may be my favourite tweet of all time
— Ben Sutherland (@bensutherland) June 20, 2018
— Donogh Hurley (@donogh_hurley) June 20, 2018
Spain infamously sacked coach Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the tournament after he agreed to a deal to join Real Madrid.
With Fernando Hierro in charge, the Spanish side drew their first game and struggled to a fortunate 1-0 win over minnows Iran.
Understandably, many Spaniards would be forgiven for trying to find any evidence, no matter how flimsy, that their inspirational former boss is still with them during this challenging period.