Twitter Reacts as Andrea Pirlo Signs for New York City FC

Andrea Pirlo's move to MLS has been on the cards for several weeks now, but the hipsters of Brooklyn were given a formal opportunity to celebrate on Monday when Juventus announced their most recent departure and  New York City FC confirmed their beard-wearing new arrival:  

Tim Hill of the Guardian has more info on the move. The 36-year-old took the opportunity to express his thanks to the good folks of Turin in a heartfelt tweet:

Juventus then took the opportunity to wade through what must amount to weeks' worth of footage of Pirlo being amazing to release a touching tribute video:  

Understandably, the news of the gifted midfielder's formal exit from Italy was met with sadness by Italian football fans:

Conversely, MLS supporters were almost all delighted by their new "designated player": 


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