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Here’s the five most-annoying five-word phrases in the beautiful game.

May 9, 2018 - Duluth, Minnesota, United States - Duluth FC and Dakota Fusion FC are level at halftime at 3-3 during the first round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in a match held at James S. Malosky Stadium. 

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May 9, 2018 - Duluth, Minnesota, United States - Duluth FC and Dakota Fusion FC are level at halftime at 3-3 during the first round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in a match held at James S. Malosky Stadium. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)

Twitter has fallen in love with five-word dealbreakers today as thousands have shared combinations of five words that are quick to turn them off.

Here’s five of the worst things you can hear in soccer:

I think soccer is boring

Okay, first off: it’s not. Really, just watch it. Sure, some of the 0-0 draws get a tad tedious, but there have also been some darn good nil-nils. This dealbreaker tends to come from people who like to watch the Golf Channel or NASCAR. Speaking of boring...

The club declined to comment

This dealbreaker is literally a dealbreaker. You find a rumor and you’re ready to report on it, but the club gives you a “no, thanks.” It’s not their fault—teams don’t want to tip their hands if negotiations are taking place—but it’s neither fun to read nor write.

VAR is conducting a check

Yuck yuck yuck. We’re now in for two minutes of the referee standing with a finger up his ear trying to fend off 22 enraged players who all had the perfect angle for the play in question. It’s not like the officials will get the call right at the end of this either.

Only a draw with Trinidad

Oh, no, the memories. As we watch all the teams who actually qualified for the World Cup enjoy raucous celebrations in Russia, we’re just reminded of the USMNT’s failure on a small island in the Caribbean. Uff da.

Fédération Internationale de Football Association

That’s the long way of saying FIFA. And they’re a bunch of dealbreakers, unless your name starts with Q and rhymes with “utter.”

What are some of your soccer #DealbreakersIn5Words? Share ‘em below!