Every Matchday, Man City's Social Team Is Doing Something So Subtle But So Beautiful

The beauty is in the details.

Something caught my eye during Manchester City’s Champions League encounter with Basel on Tuesday, and it wasn’t Amazonian fish-frog god Bernardo Silva. I saw it on City’s Twitter page — a beautiful little animation of their own and Basel’s badges before the game. 

Like a good sports hack reporter boy, I had to know more. Had they done this before? Yes. Had they been doing this since the start of the season? Yes. 

Okay.

So I went through their Twitter account, which brought me as far back as December 27. So then I went to their website, went through every game's Matchday Center and scrolled to the very beginning of the proceedings in the hopes of capturing these precious gifs. 

Like working in the iron ore mines on the Mesabi Range of Minnesota, it was difficult work, and I almost died when the mine collapsed. But here are all the gifs in all their glory, more precious than taconite.

Basel

Leicester City

Burnley

West Brom

Cardiff City

Bristol City

Newcastle United

Liverpool

Watford

Crystal Palace

Bournemouth

Tottenham

Manchester United

West Ham

Feyenoord

Arsenal

Napoli

Wolves

Stoke City

Everton

Brighton & Hove Albion

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