By Emma Sanders
Former Everton striker Victor Anichebe made an embarrassing mistake on Twitter as he posted a message in error and fans reacted with humour.
The tweet, which was an attempt to thank Sunderland fans for their support, included an original line which appeared to be from the player to his social media adviser.
Anichebe had seemingly asked one of the team to post a message on his behalf but the person entrusted with the job made a howler as he forgot to delete part of the message from Anichebe.
The tweet, which has since been removed, read;
“Can you tweet something like
Unbelievable support yesterday and great effort by the lads! hard result to take! But we go again.”
Understandably, the post caught a lot of fans’ attentions but not in the way Anichebe would have anticipated.
Sunderland suffered a late 1-0 defeat against West Ham on Saturday and Anichebe was on the bench for the Black Cats.
The 28 year-old spent seven years at Goodison Park and made 131 appearances for Everton, with the majority of those coming off the bench.
He went on to spend three seasons with West Brom before joining Sunderland in September 2016 on a free transfer.
Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
So Anichebe's tweet suggests that footballers are told what to type by their employers media department!?!
Well I for one am stunned…….
— Rich P. (@Rich_Pullen) October 23, 2016
This Victor Anichebe tweet nonsense just reemphasises the pointlessness of following footballers. Inane, bland drivel.
— Joel Sked (@sked21) October 23, 2016
— Thom_Dubai (@thom_dubai) October 23, 2016
Just a shame anichebe didn't add blah blah blah at the end of that message
— Alan Morris (@alanmorris752) October 23, 2016
That Anichebe tweet just sums up modern day footballers. Shows you how little fucks they give.
— Jake (@jak3safc) October 23, 2016
Thing about Anichebe is, that's the best way to prove its actually his words being tweeted by his people.
— Mat (@dinosaurblue) October 23, 2016
Does Aguero do Anichebe's tweets too? https://t.co/VVe2RPDrNP
— Simon Rose (@thatsimonrose) October 23, 2016
Anichebe might not be a great goalscorer, but he knows how to copy and paste! pic.twitter.com/GZ9687cpsn
— Oddschecker (@Oddschecker) October 23, 2016