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:

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