They won’t do battle on the pitch until Sunday but Melbourne City and Adelaide United have already started the hostilities – albeit light-hearted - ahead of the Elimination Final.
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While the real contest will be on the pitch, City were happy to kick-off the mind games by posting a photo of rapper Drake dressed in Adelaide United gear.
The famous rapper has gained quite a reputation as being a ‘curse’ to sporting teams or athletes he supports.
City kept it going with another tweet as they awaited a response from the Reds.
Adelaide United kept it going with a post of their own, before City’s media team hit back soon after.
And the barbs kept coming.
If what we’ve seen on social media so far is anything to go by, there is sure to be plenty of feeling come kick-off at Coopers Stadium on Sunday night.