Cheeky tweeter Rio Ferdinand managed to plug his favourite Twitter hashtag during an interview after Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Arsenal yesterday evening.
Rio regularly uses the word #silks in his tweets as a synonym for skills, as in the phrase silky skills.
But last night he unleashed his new-fangled vocabulary on an unsuspecting nation when he got some broadcast coverage of his hashtag.
He said: “We want to get the three points – that’s the most important thing. Today we done that. We didn’t show as much silks as we’d like but three points is three points.”
Rio could barely contain a grin at the time and couldn’t wait to boast to his Twitter followers.
He tweeted afterwards: “Any1 see the #silks get a mention in the interview after the game?!”
It’s also worth watching Patrice Evra’s section of the interview to hear him praising United’s “right good spirit”.