Well, this is certainly suspicious…
The conspiracy theorists are never too far away when it comes to UEFA and the Champions League draw.
For years, fans have accused the European Football Association of bias (normally in the favour of La Liga sides) with multiple poor refereeing displays causing many to label a certain Catalan outfit as ‘Uefalona’.
When it comes to the Champions League draw, the tin hats are shoved on that bit harder with many fans claiming that the organisers use heated balls so that the guest selectors know which balls to pick.
Although the basis for the varying conspiracies are usually thinner than Stephen Ireland’s hair, on this occasion, they seem to have somewhat of a case.
— Turkish Football (@Turkish_Futbol1) April 13, 2018
Hours before the Champions League semi-final draw took place, AS Roma placed tickets for sale for their next fixtures with Liverpool firmly listed as their next opponents in the European competition. However, not only did they correctly predict their opponents, they also correctly predicted the date and venue for the first leg.
Check out some of the best Twitter reaction to the bizarre coincidence below.
So the Champions League draw is definitely fixed. Roma had on their website an hour before that they were going to be playing Liverpool in the semi’s lmaooo!
I know we all probably knew this shambles competition was fixed anyway.
— Sarcastic Cunt. (@RickyFenn) April 13, 2018
What you all think of this? Complete bollocks or someone has messed up and the draw was in fact fixed. We had a 1 in 3 chance of getting Roma and then 1 in 2 it would be on this date – And it’s absolutely spot on! #LFC pic.twitter.com/mVCm31TN4B
— Carl Clemente (@clemente_carl) April 13, 2018
All these conspiracy theories about the Champions League being fixed floating around on here. If we do draw Roma then ???.
— Don Sophia (@sososophh) April 13, 2018
??Champions league draw is fixed.
Look at the tickets being sold before the draw
As Roma Vs Liverpool..
— The Football Misfit (@Football_Misfit) April 13, 2018
Hat tip: Joe.co.uk