Former Everton defender Luke Garbutt has officially signed for Blackpool on a one-year deal.
The 27-year-old joins the Seasiders after being released from his boyhood club in the summer. He will be managed by former Liverpool under-23 coach Neil Critchley in their bid to improve on last season’s 13th-placed finish in League One.
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Blackpool announced their new signing by using an inside joke that a lot of Everton fans have appreciated. Their screenshot of Carlo Ancelotti during a recent press conference comes from his reaction when asked about Garbutt.
The left-back departed the Merseyside outfit earlier this year after 11 years and the Blues boss was asked about his decision to release him. However, Ancelotti was none the wiser of the situation and simply replied by saying: “Who?”
Many Toffees fans are loving Blackpool’s tongue-in-cheek tweet and have flocked to the comments to applaud the joke. One fan has said the announcement is ‘brilliant’, whilst another thinks that the Seasiders’ media team is ‘class’.
Read more replies from the Goodison faithful below:
What a way to announce luke garbutt
— XXXCloutistic (@XXXCloutistic) September 22, 2020
Brilliant announcement well done to the media team 🤣🤣
— Gary Derbyshire (@Gaz1668) September 22, 2020
— Declan (@dos_efc) September 22, 2020
Fair play to Blackpool there, 🤣
— Ben Higgs (@benhiggs83) September 22, 2020
🤣🤣 all the best Luke
— 🐫 (@frozenbloo) September 22, 2020
😂😂 class that
— Liam (@liammurphy1990) September 22, 2020
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