'Livid': Some West Ham fans react to 'pathetic' club announcement about £67k-a-week man
West Ham fans have taken to Twitter to react after the club announced that Pablo Fornals had taken Felipe Anderson’s No.8 shirt.
What’s the story?
Well, after the Brazilian rejoined Lazio, his No.8 shirt was vacant.
Just days after Anderson’s exit, Fornals has wasted no time at all in snapping up the shirt.
The 25-year-old wore the number at Villarreal before his £24m move to the London Stadium.
Fornals has also worn No.8 while playing for Spain’s Under-21 side.
Clearly, it’s a number he likes, and desperately wanted to wear in east London as well – now, the £67,308-a-week man has his wish.
West Ham fans aren’t happy
As you can see below, the West Ham fans aren’t happy.
They’re not particularly annoyed by the number change in itself.
It seems they’re more frustrated at the fact West Ham have made a big song and dance out of it, in the form of an announcement video.
As one fan below tweeted, other clubs have been making announcement videos to reveal signings, not new shirt numbers.
With plenty of time in the window already gone, David Moyes is yet to make an addition to the first-team.
Seeing as the Irons have Europa League football added to their fixture list next season, it’s a bit worrying that they haven’t signed anyone yet.
For now, let’s see what the West Ham fans on Twitter have been saying about the club’s announcement…
Well that's not encouraging— Harry ⚒ (@HarryTheHammer_) July 16, 2021
We're treating a current player changing squad number as if it were a new signing… https://t.co/Cbo3KAH4be
We have announced this like it’s a signing 🤦♂️ https://t.co/MAoJpskeik— Brad Palmer #PunishThe6 (@Mr_BA6) July 16, 2021
Love Fornals, but this is a bit desperate from the media team.. https://t.co/90HyJcbVep— West Ham Rambles #GSBOUT (@WestHamRambles) July 16, 2021
Livid because I have a shirt that says 18 😶 https://t.co/u28eddYXt4— Lauren⚒ (@lozza3man) July 16, 2021
how sad… well done Pablo but almost like doing this because of lack of signings is pathetic….— Dan ⚒ (@danwestham1) July 16, 2021
Other clubs post a videos with new players,only we put a video that a player change the number— Denis 🇧🇦 ⚒️ (@DennisWHUFC) July 16, 2021
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