In the absence of actual football due to the coronavirus pandemic, plenty of West Brom fans were instead enjoying a virtual face-off between two members of the Baggies’ squad.
Albion’s official website wba.co.uk hosted a FIFA 20 contest between Romaine Sawyers and Kyle Edwards, who played as Liverpool and Barcelona respectively, with updates being posted on the club’s official Twitter channel @WBA.
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Any West Brom fans hoping for a closely-fought contest between the duo would be ultimately disappointed as Sawyers romped to a 5-0 victory over his team-mate, with four of those goals coming in a lopsided first half.
After the virtual match, @WBA on Twitter shared clips of the duo’s in-game reactions as well as the key moments of the match, while Edwards tweeted a tongue-in-cheek apology to his Baggies team-mate afterwards (via @KyleEdwardo).
The FIFA battle elicited plenty of reaction from these West Brom fans on Twitter, with some jokingly calling for Edwards’ recently-agreed contract extension to be revoked. Check out some of the best replies below:
Love these pair!!!! Go back to sleep man, cracked me up 💙💙💙💙 good stuff boys 👍👍
— Carl 1878 🇭🇷💙💚💛 (@baggyboy1878) May 7, 2020
“Go back to sleep” – love Romaine 😂
— Sarah 💋 (@sarah_WBAx) May 7, 2020
@KyleEdwardo uninstall the game. Delete club. Go play Animal crossing 🤣
— chris parkes (@parksey1972) May 7, 2020
Looool Edwardo FC in bits
— Supermarche FC (@Rollsie7) May 7, 2020
Time to withdraw that 12 month extension for Edwards he’s been embarrassed here.
— Tom Bettam (@tbettam1) May 7, 2020
Edwards needs to rage quit asap
— . (@ltzLiamm) May 7, 2020
Club Statement: Kyle Edwards leaves by mutual consent 😂
— Ultimate Orion (@UltimateOrion13) May 7, 2020
Romaine just made West Brom cancel Kyle’s contract extension 😭
— JonW1995 (@JonW1995) May 7, 2020
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