It feels like Twitter has been around for an eternity - but in fact the social media site is celebrating its 8th birthday today. 

Footballers and fans have flocked to the site since it launched to share their views and interact with one another - or more likely take abuse from trolls.

To celebrate the landmark the good folk over at Twitter have released a tool which allows users to look back at the first message they ever posted.

For some, when Twitter launched it was a more innocent age where they needn't be so guarded - however they'll wish they were now their old messages are being rehashed.

If only because we've got little else better to do with our time we've spent all afternoon looking for the funniest first tweets from famous footballers.

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#Ashley Cole
#Luis Suarez
#Football
#Wayne Rooney