19 December 2013 14:15 | By Agence France-Presse
Top sports tweets of 2013

We look back on the tweets that made waves in the sporting world this year



Manchester United's Scottish manager Alex Ferguson acknowledges fans at the end of the match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United, his last game before retirement, at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, central England, on May 19, 2013 (© REX/OFFSIDE)
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  • Manchester United's Scottish manager Alex Ferguson acknowledges fans at the end of the match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United, his last game before retirement, at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, central England, on May 19, 2013 (© REX/OFFSIDE)
  • Joey Barton (left) and Thiago Silva (© AFP)
  • Jonathan Tehau scores the country's first ever goal (© AFP)
  • Sepp Blatter (© AFP)
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  • Shane Warne (© AFP)
  • Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Andy Murray (© AFP)
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"Sir Alex Ferguson retires. #thankyousiralex"

The Manchester United press office (@MU_Spokesperson) confirms the shock retirement of long-serving manager Alex Ferguson with a tweet that was retweeted over 32,000 times.

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