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Chelsea Fan Shocked After Buying Shirt With ‘Sterling - Pre Order’ On The Back

Marcus Chan

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Chelsea Fan Shocked After Buying Shirt With ‘Sterling - Pre Order’ On The Back

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A Chelsea fan was shocked to see the new home shirt he bought had ‘Sterling - Pre Order’ written on the back when it arrived. 

The fan, Mason, was hoping to get Chelsea new boy Raheem Sterling's name and number on the back of his brand new shirt. However, it didn't turn up how he wanted.

Mason posted a picture of the shirt on Twitter and said: “I bought the new kit just after we signed sterling, there were all the squad numbers and names and the Sterling options said ‘STERLING - PRE ORDER’ which I did, and they’ve gone and f***ing given me this.” 

Since the tweet was posted, it has gathered a lot of attention. The tweet has received more than 35,000 likes and has been retweeted nearly 2000 times. 

Here are some of the best replies from fans on Twitter. 

The original tweet even received a reply from high street eye wear company Specsavers, who replied saying: “They need to pre-order an eye test.” 

However, all seems to be sorted as Mason later tweeted saying: “This blew, it’s all sorted now I’m being sent another one.”

A big lesson for football fans is to not purchase a shirt with a player that is yet to be assigned a squad number. 

On Chelsea’s official website, Sterling is yet to be assigned a shirt number but was seen wearing the number 17 during the club’s pre season matches. 

The 27-year-old England international left Manchester City to join Chelsea last month in a deal worth a reported £47.5 million. Ending his seven year stay at the Etihad Stadium. 

Sterling said moving to Chelsea is a pleasure upon his arrival. 

He said: “First and foremost, it's a pleasure to be here. 

“I’ve obviously achieved a lot in my career so far, but there is still so much more to achieve and I'm really looking forward to doing that in a Chelsea shirt, under Thomas' management.” 

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

In the wake of this huge transfer, former Chelsea player Jason Cundy believes City made a mistake in letting Sterling leave the club. 

He told talkSPORT: “I think City have dropped the ball. They’ve invested in Grealish and they have to see it through. They had to make a decision. Sterling read that, saw where the money went, he knows they need to stick with Grealish.

“I have a funny feeling City might’ve made a bit of a rick with the move to get Grealish and then let Sterling go.”

Whilst City legend Sergio Aguero branded the decision to let Sterling go as ‘strange’. 

The Argentine said on his Twitch channel: “I don’t understand the sale of Sterling. There are times they (City) make strange decisions.” 

Will Sterling be a hit at Stamford Bridge? Only time will tell. 

Topics: Chelsea, Raheem Sterling

Marcus Chan
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