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"FIFA is a joke man!" - Calvin Bassey's reaction to 'disrespectful' FIFA 23 rating has gone viral

"FIFA is a joke man!" - Calvin Bassey's reaction to 'disrespectful' FIFA 23 rating has gone viral

"If I see a silver bro..."

Calvin Bassey was outraged after finding out he was a silver card in FIFA 23 - even joking it was downright 'disrespectful'.

We're two weeks away from the launch of FIFA 23 and every year, we get to see professional players go into meltdown over EA Sports' ratings. Bassey could be one of the few players to genuinely feel hard done by.

The defender sealed a £9 million move to Ajax from Rangers in the summer and has impressed, featuring six times this term.

He helped Rangers to the Europa League final last season and has come on leaps and bounds since his debut in 2020.

Bassey, alongside teammates Jurrien Timber, Brian Brobbey and Steven Bergwijn reacted to one another's Ultimate Team cards for Ajax's YouTube channel and Timber was given a respectable 80 rating.

"FIFA is disrespecting my boy, I need more FIFA," Bassey remarks. If only he knew what was coming next.

The 22-year-old's card is next up and he declares: "If I see silver bro..."

Bassey's card is then rolled out and it is indeed silver.

For those unaware of FIFA's ratings, Ultimate Team cards that are 75 or over are gold cards and the most valuable standard card in the game. Silver is for players between 65 and 74 rating.

The Nigeria international storms off as his teammates break down in laughter and he genuinely looks hurt by the whole ordeal.

"You see what I mean," he says. "Bro, that is just disrespectful. FIFA is a joke man I told you. They need to get their minds right."


Bassey is also set as a left-back despite regularly playing in central defence.

The video has gone viral on social media and fans think it's hilarious.

One person commented: "Brobbey's laugh ffs he knows he's been violated."

A second tweeted: "I've watched this about 10 times."

Someone put: "FIFA have done this man dirty."

While another added: "He's not capping I understand his fury."

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Featured Image Credit: Ajax

Topics: Ajax, FIFA 23