West Ham's New Signing Makes Comical Error In Welcome Video
It seems West Ham new boy Joao Mario hasn't immediately picked up the club's nickname.
The Portuguese international signed on loan from Inter Milan yesterday in what is a very tidy addition from the East London outfit.
It needed a top-quality announcement video and West Ham's social media honchos didn't disappoint, producing the following West Ham-Super Mario inspired clip to unveil their latest acquisition:
Credit: West Ham United
However, the former Sporting Lisbon man also starred in a welcome video on the club's Snapchat and it's clear he's a bit unsure on West Ham's nickname. He said "Come on you Wires!" rather than "Come on you Irons!".
For some reason, the Hammers didn't ask him to do his message again. Who knows, maybe 'the Wires' will catch on like Benjamin Mendy christening Manchester City the "Shark Team'"?
Mario, who is the most expensive player to have been sold by a Portuguese club following his reported £38.4 million move to Inter Milan in 2016, takes the No.18 shirt at the London Stadium.
Commenting on his move to the Premier League when speaking to the official Irons website, he said:
"I am really happy to be here. It's a really amazing experience to join this amazing team and I am just glad to be here.
"It was a fast move. I have spoken with everyone around the team and, for me, it is exciting to play in the Premier League. I spoke with the coach and for me, I am really happy to be training for an amazing coach, also."
Mario went on to reveal that his international teammate Jose Fonte was pivotal in his decision to join.
"Jose explained to me a little more about the club and also the song we have, I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles and that, of course, it was really important for me to join West Ham!
"It's a really historic club with an amazing stadium and amazing players. I am just trying to know a little bit more about the club every day and now I have some time to know more."
Here's hoping he does use that team to get to know the club a little more!