Fabrizio Romano 'stunned' after Rishi Sunak steals his trademark Tweet as fans joke he 'should sue'
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Fabrizio Romano reacted to the UK government stealing his trademark tweet.
On Monday morning UK prime minister Rishi Sunak sacked home secretary, Suella Braverman, with James Cleverly acting as her replacement at the Home Office.
To the astonishment of many, former prime minister David Cameron, who has been out of Parliament since 2016, unexpectedly replaced Cleverly as Foreign Secretary.
Elsewhere Steve Barclay replaced Therese Coffey as environment secretary, Treasury minister Victoria Atkins was promoted to health secretary, former transport minister Richard Holden was appointed Tory party chairman and Laura Trott became chief secretary to the Treasury.
Indeed, Sunak was reshaping his top team ahead of next week's Autumn Statement.
And as the Conservative party made the announcements on X, the social media platform formally known as Twitter, they used terminology best associated with football transfer guru Romano.
Ahead of the reshuffle, the official Tory account used the red claxon emoji, alongside Romano’s notorious “HERE WE GO” catchphrase.
Moreover, the account prefaced Cleverley’s announcement with “Huge move “ and the bicep emoji, and wrote “He’s back” to announce Cameron, as if it were a football transfer. Atkins’ promotion to health secretary was again followed by the “here we go” catchphrase.
Romano even responded to the Conservative party’s Twitter account with a ‘surprise’ emoji, while plenty of onlookers on X joked about the government’s use of the Italian’s catchphrase.
😯— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 13, 2023
One person said: “Honestly the only way this post could be more unserious is if Fabrizio Romano could sue them for using his trademark.”
Another wrote: “Nicked my man’s catchphrase.”
A third said: “This is clearly deliberate, football transfer window-type tweeting: Here We Go, fire emoji, 'Huge move', 'He's back'... All building up for the ‘We go again’ tweet after the general election defeat…”
Meanwhile, multiple accounts tagged Romano, urging him to sue the government for the use of his terminology.