Costa trolls Kenedy, and in turn the rest of the world
King prankster at Cobham confirmed
While Kenedy was live on social media, Costa left a cheeky comment saying that Kenedy was headed out to loan at the rival of his youth club.
Costa left his comment on Kenedy’s live Instagram video and that’s the screenshot that started to make the rounds around Twitter and the web. But it turns out that Kenedy replied to that comment live on the air, so to speak, and that comment went something along the lines of “[FUN] Mengão; I am Xerém”, where Mengão is a nickname for Flamengo and Xerém is a nickname for Fluminense, Kenedy’s old club. Fla and Flu are two of the biggest rivals in world football, so the response is understandable, as is Costa’s joke. And like all good practical jokes, it’s not entirely baseless given the earlier speculation from ESPN Brasil of Kenedy going to Flamengo on loan.