It’s easy for a goalkeeper down the pecking order at a club to be forgotten about and that seems to be exactly the case with Birmingham stopper Tomasz Kuszczak.
The 37-year-old hasn’t played a single game this term and only managed ten appearances in 2017/18 too. As a result, supporters of the Blues responded to the club’s tweet wishing him a happy birthday on Wednesday by questioning where he’d actually got to.
?? Happy Birthday to ‘keeper @TomKuszczak!
— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) March 20, 2019
Some of the response was extremely sarcastic as one fan said he’d had a great season whilst another asked whether he was still locked in a cupboard.
Many fans claimed they weren’t even aware he was still at St Andrews, forgetting he existed altogether.
One supporter was rather more brutal, thankful that the 6 foot 3 shot-stopper’s contract is up at the end of the season.
But there was at least one positive response for Kuszczak with an individual saying he was better than Lee Camp, the current number one.
Here’s the best of the reaction.
Didnt even know he was still at the club
— Brummie89 (@BirminghamLad89) March 20, 2019
Have you let him out the cupboard yet or is he still locked in there ?
— BeatusBluey ? (@Bluey_Bcfc) March 20, 2019
Where is he?
— Michael Edwards (@BcfcMichael) March 20, 2019
fully deserved, he’s had a great season..
— DannyH (@Dannyh1284) March 20, 2019
The one you binned off?
— Kian Lennon (@lennonkian_) March 20, 2019
Best gk we have in squad. I don’t get why we are still playing Camp… ?
— Marcin Klima (@_Marcin_Klima) March 20, 2019
I miss you?
— James Gardner (@james_bcfc77) March 20, 2019
Thank god his contract ends at the end of this season
— Scott Vaughan (@scottvaughan103) March 20, 2019
I forgot he existed
— Brandon Wilkinson (@Brxndinho10) March 20, 2019