Some Everton fans have been left to slam a subtle dig made by Blackpool on Carlo Ancelotti involving former player Luke Garbutt.
The 27-year-old scored for the Tangerines on Tuesday evening against Peterborough United in their 3-1 win in the EFL League One, which prompted Blackpool to tweet not long after: “Our goal scoring left-back. That’s who @MrAncelotti.”
Should Everton have kept Garbutt?
Ancelotti responded with “who?” when asked about Garbutt in a press conference back in June of last year, which was the inspiration for the tweet.
However, some members of the Goodison Park faithful did not see the funny side, and thus slammed Blackpool for posting it.
Garbutt only managed to play in a mere 12 senior games in total for the Merseyside club over all competitions across five separate seasons (Transfermarkt), and so perhaps it is not a surprise that Ancelotti did not recognise his name upon being questioned.
Nonetheless, it seems as if Blackpool managed to successfully wind up some Toffees on Twitter.
Everton fan reaction to subtle Ancelotti dig
These Blues supporters slammed the subtle did on their Italian manager:
“1 goal and hyping him like he scored a World Cup winner, small club mentality”
“League 1 Luke Garbutt, French international Lucas Digne. Behave @BlackpoolFC”
“Our left-back is out training with the current World Cup holders. You’re currently dwindling in League 1”
“League 1 Luke Garbutt or France international Lucas Digne”
“Doubt he actually knows what a Blackpool is?”
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