Jurgen Klinsmann's Twitter account is fascinating. 95 percent of the time he's usually praising his players or other people around the soccer world. It's gotten to the point where you can predict which players he's interesting in calling up to the national team by his tweets.
After Jermaine Jones scored his third goal in four games for the Colorado Rapids, Klinsmann took to twitter to make a harmless joke about possibly playing the midfielder at striker.
new #9 now?? https://t.co/2q5A2nKeJB— Jürgen Klinsmann (@J_Klinsmann) May 9, 2016
The only problem is, when you're a manager who is notorious for playing players out of their normal positions, the joke doesn't come off as intended.
The responses to the joke varied from playful banter all the way to legitimate concern that Jermaine Jones is the USMNT's new striker.
that seems like something you'd do, coach!— Ryan Alden (@hawk6260) May 9, 2016
.@J_Klinsmann Coach, we all know that isn't outside the realm of possibility with you.— Long Island's Capo (@JeffreyKleiman) May 9, 2016
.@J_Klinsmann I wouldn't put it past you...— Kyle Debelak (@Kyle_Debelak) May 9, 2016
@J_Klinsmann you guys think he is joking, fully expect Klinsmann to play him as a #9 at Copa— ): (@JayStucchio) May 9, 2016
It's not as if Klinsmann hasn't radically altered Jones' position before...
@J_Klinsmann @ussoccer @Jermainejunior I thought he was a CB...— Nolan Cason (@nolan_cason) May 9, 2016
@J_Klinsmann Pretty funny if you're joking. Pretty scary if you aren't...— Kirby White (@KirbStomp10) May 9, 2016
Will we see Jermaine Jones playing striker for the USMNT soon? Probably not. Is it fun to make an easy joke out of Klinsmann's positional inconsistencies? Of course it is.