The fun-loving Ivorian got a taste of his own medicine when the social network site blew up with humourous criticism of his display for Galatasaray.
Emmanuel Eboue was something of an enigmatic figure while an Arsenal player. While many were always sceptical of his actual ability on the field, especially in a defensive capacity, nobody ever doubted the fact he was a popular character to have around the club.
Fun loving and good natured he brought a smile to many a fans face; and even the players couldn’t help but laugh at his infectious behaviour.
But no Galatasaray fans were laughing last night.
Eboue certainly did not have the best of games and his defending for the first goal was as comical as this video of him pretending to understand the instructions of North Korea manager Kim Jong-Hun while representing Ivory Coast at the 2010 FIFA World Cup:
So while many quickly pointed out the disaster that was inevitably going to occur when Eboue was tasked with halting Cristiano Ronaldo in his tracks others were more free-spirited and tongue-in-cheek when criticising the Ivorian.
Something we are sure the wannabe comedian appreciated just as much as Ronaldo’s footballing ability…
Emmanuel Eboue is currently playing in the quarter final of the champions league. Take a moment to digest that.— Martin Eaton (@Eaton81) April 3, 2013
For as long as there is eboue in the squad...there is hope.— AYATULLAH (@UbeMumu) April 3, 2013
Everyone is on a hype about Ronaldo and drogba what about Eboue ?— NAZ (@Naz23afc) April 3, 2013
There are no words capable of describing just how amazing Emmanuel Eboue is— Aladdin (@AmarArfan) April 3, 2013
Eboue, thank you for reminding me how shocking at defending you are.— Rob Summerfield (@RobSummerfield1) April 3, 2013
If Emmanuel Eboué had scored then Twitter would have erupted.— Match of the Dave (@MatchOfTheDave) April 3, 2013
Cristiano Ronaldo must be quaking in his boots at the prospect of facing the Mighty, the Great, Emmanuel Eboue.— Football Babble (@FootballBabble_) April 3, 2013
If it wasn't for Messi there's no doubt he'd be the best player of his generation. Simply stunning work there. Take a bow, Eboue.— FourFourTom (@FourFourTom) April 3, 2013
Some however where less forgiving ... shame on you Gary Lineker. Shame on you!
Eboue is having, what is know in Turkeyas a Weston!— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 3, 2013
What did you make of Eboue’s display?