During the international break, rather than twiddle their thumbs, football clubs up and down the country tend to produce content to keep their fans interested while the players are away.
Aston Villa have been mocked by their own supporters in the past for posting some creative social media videos and tweets.
On this occasion, the club’s media team decided to tap into the hype of the new series of BBC One’s ‘The Apprentice’ – a show in which contestants compete to become Lord Sugar’s business partner.
The first episode was aired on Wednesday night, and Villa decided to pick out players from the squad who would be viable contenders for the programme.
John Terry, Glenn Whelan, James Chester and Mile Jedinak all featured in the piece, which was published on Villa’s official website.
Unfortunately, the response was not a positive one, with many fans criticising the club for the Apprentice-themed article.
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— Heart Of The Holte (@HeartOfTheHolte) October 4, 2017
Are you bored or just trying to get the sack?
— Scott (@AVFC_Scott) October 4, 2017
Prefer the stuff you do about bake-off
— Phillip Bassett (@philbassett) October 5, 2017
— JAMES (@AndreGrexn) October 4, 2017
It's what happens when you drop into the efl, wait till next year if we're still down here 😅😅😅
— harry haynes (@HarryHaynes123) October 5, 2017
Have a day off lads
— Gareth Watkins (@gwatkins100) October 5, 2017
I love AVFC but the way their social media is run makes me just want to mock every tweet.
— DarryI Innes (@DarrylInnes) October 4, 2017
— Jäčk🎃 (@Jack_Av24) October 4, 2017