ONE Chelsea The fan was shocked to see that the new home shirt he bought had ‘Sterling – Pre Ordered’ written on the back when it arrived.
The fan, Mason, was hoping to get a new boyfriend in Chelsea Raheem Sterling’s name and number on the back of his brand new jersey. However, it didn’t turn out the way he wanted.
Mason posted a photo of the shirt on Twitter and said: “I bought the new kit as soon as we signed sterling, it had all the team numbers and names and Sterling’s picks said ‘STERLING – PRE ORDER’ that I did, and they went and gave me this.’
I bought the new kit right after we signed sterling it had all the team numbers and names and the sterling options said “STERLING – PRE ORDER” which i did and they went and gave me this 😭😭😭😭😭😭 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/mBeWhRiOUm
— Mason 🌪 (@CFCMason_) August 3, 2022
Since the tweet was posted, it has garnered a lot of attention. The tweet has received more than 35,000 likes and has been retweeted nearly 2,000 times.
Here are some of the best responses from fans on Twitter.
I can get over that less you have a player name. I got the method I used to pay for the jersey printed on the back from @SportsDirectUK after request for no personalization it won’t accept return there saying i typed it physically to print pic.twitter.com/At6uEPBq4B
— Lee Dunbar Maddison (@Maddanufc) August 3, 2022
The original tweet even received a reply from the high street eye wear company Specsaverswho responded by saying: “It is necessary pre-order an eye exam.”
However, everything seems to have been sorted as Mason later tweeted saying: “This one hit, all sorted now they’re sending me another one.”
A big lesson for football fans is not to buy a shirt with a player who has not yet been assigned a team number.
Per Chelsea’s official website, Sterling is yet to receive a shirt number, but has been seen wearing number 17 during his time at the club. pre season matches.
The 27th-years The England international left Manchester City to join Chelsea last month in a deal worth £47.5m. Ending his seven-year stay at Etihad Stage.
Sterling said the move to Chelsea was a pleasure upon arrival.
He said: “First and foremost, it’s a pleasure to be here.
“Obviously I’ve achieved a lot in my career so far, but there’s still a lot more to achieve and I’m really looking forward to doing it in a Chelsea shirt under Thomas.”
In the wake of this massive transfer, ex-Chelsea player Jason Candy believes City were wrong to let Sterling leave the club.
He said talkSPORT: “I think City have dropped the ball. They have invested in Grealish and they must see it. They had to make a decision. Sterling read that, he saw where the money went, he knows it has to stay Grealish.
“I have a funny feeling City might have done a bit of a disservice with the move Grealish and then let Sterling go.’
😳 “I think City have dropped the ball with Grealish [replacing Sterling].”
😬 “He’s only a year younger than Sterling. I think they were wrong.”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 3, 2022
While City legend Sergio Aguero described the decision to let Sterling go as “strange”.
The Argentine said on his Twitch channel: “I don’t understand the sale of Sterling. There are times when (City) make strange decisions.”
Will Sterling be a success at Stamford Bridge? Only time will tell.