Sheffield Wednesday fans on Twitter are embarrassed after a club statement congratulating Sheffield United on their promotion to the Premier League was posted on Twitter.
A statement from their chairman showed respect and wished their bitter rivals luck for the near future as they prepare for life in the top flight.
Dejphon Chansiri referred to the two teams as “friends of the same city” whilst ensuring Wednesday fans that they will be giving it their all to make sure they join their cross-city rivals in the Premier League next year.
The comments went down like a lead balloon amongst Wednesdayites with supporters fuming that the club would wish any good fortune on the team they share such a huge rivalry with.
It’s no secret that the Owls and the Blades don’t get along and the reaction of the fanbase on Twitter shows how out of touch the chairman’s well-wishes are.
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Here’s what Wednesday fans have been saying on Twitter…
— Jack (@RizzoSheff) April 30, 2019
Honestly that’s when you know you’ve fallen far as a club ?
— FPL CHEF (@RealFPLChef) April 30, 2019
Worst club statement to be issued by any club, ever.
— MJR (@MJRose_) April 30, 2019
— Mark (@markyoungerswfc) April 30, 2019
Just been sick in my mouth.
— Nathan Sensicall (@Jasper_s91) April 30, 2019
Delete this now
— Luke (@lukeMrawlings) April 30, 2019
If we all report it, it might get removed
— Jimmy Mclaughlin (@j1mmymclaughlin) April 30, 2019
Makes me sick
— ? (@ftblAIex) April 30, 2019
Haha, madness mate. What’s the world coming to?
— Ian Smith (@Smithy_MFC84) April 30, 2019