'Waiting forlornly?': Victory and Sydney FC's banter war as Facebook and Instagram go down

The next Big Blue is over three weeks away but that hasn't stopped Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC from trading a few early barbs.

The battle moved from the pitch to Twitter on Thursday when social media users went looking for a way to alleviate the tedium of Facebook and Instagram's global outages.

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Hyundai A-League clubs weren't immune and so Twitter became the backdrop for a brilliant bit of banter involving the competition's two most successful clubs.

The Sky Blues unwittingly kicked off the exchange by sharing their frustrations with the wait to get fully back online...

And the club they've faced in three Grand Finals couldn't resist sparking a war of words with a reminder of one of the most iconic moments - and pieces of commentary - in Hyundai A-League history.

Here's how it unfolded...

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It won't matter when the fierce rivals go head-to-head in the final Big Bue of the campaign at the SCG in Round 24.

For some clubs, the day's social media crashes simply made life easier.

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