Tottenham Hotspur congratulated British film director Steve McQueen after he won the Oscar for Best Picture at last night’s Academy Awards – but the gesture backfired.
The director revealed earlier this year that he is no longer a Spurs fan.
Congratulations to Spurs fan and director Steve McQueen whose 12 Years A Slave won Best Picture at the Oscars last night.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 3, 2014
However, that claim was soon mocked by an intrepid Twitter user, who found a Guardian article from January revealing that McQueen had renounced his support of the White Hart Lane outfit.
— DC (@DeanLDN22) March 3, 2014