Swansea City fans have been given yet another reason to get fired up for their derby clash with bitter rivals Cardiff City, after pictures on social media appeared to reveal that the club’s website was earlier hacked by Bluebirds fans.
The two clubs are set to go head to head at the Cardiff City Stadium for the first time in the history of the Premier League, with Malky Mackay’s team desperate to improve on a recent run of just one win in their last five top-flight fixtures.
It is already shaping up to be a heated encounter, but the rumours that the Swansea City website came under attack have only heightened the animosity between the clubs.
An image taken of the offending webpage was posted across social media, much to the delight of Bluebirds fans the world over.
Swans fans are referred to as both “smelly” and “inbred” with the person responsible for the update also branding the club’s supporters as “scummers” in some of the few insults on the site that can be printed here.
Arguably the worst insult in reserved for the “Q+A” section, where the simple question “Why are we a smaller club than Cardiff?” is posed.
It all makes for a brave showing of defiance from Bluebirds fans, who could come to eat their words when they go up against a Swansea City side already making waves in the Europa League.
With the Swans keeping clean sheets in their previous two top-flight matches and winning two from their last three away fixtures in the Premier League, there’s every reason to think an away win could be on the cards here.
And home defeat could spell disaster for the hosts and their prank-fuelled fans.
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