Bristol City Use GIF To Announce Departure of Long-Serving Left-Back Joe Bryan
It's common knowledge that Bristol City's GIF game is very strong but their tweet announcing the departure of one of their most popular players has not gone down well.
Left-back Joe Bryan, scorer of the stunning opener in the thrilling League Cup win over Manchester United, has made the step-up to the Premier League by signing for Fulham in a late switch.
I'm pleased to announce that @FulhamFC has signed @joebryan. Joe's a gifted young player, and we saw firsthand that he is a fierce competitor in our recent clashes against Bristol City. He's a promising addition to the squad; let's all welcome Joe to the club! Come on Fulham! pic.twitter.com/By12Y4dlfb- Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) August 9, 2018
24-year-old Bryan has been a one-club man, making 200 appearances for the club after coming through the ranks.
But while you can understand the Robins being proud that he will now be playing top-flight football and they've got a decent fee for him, celebrating it with a goal GIF of him on the phone, with the caption 'Premier League calling' is a bit too much.
Premier League calling... :telephone: pic.twitter.com/7gIDeX5Xxj- Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) August 9, 2018
Their brilliant GIFs, posted as goal celebrations, have proved immensely popular in recent times. But plenty of people on Twitter were not happy at this one:
WAHEYY WEVE SOLD ONE IF OUR BEST PLAYERS- Euan (@FutbolWeimann) August 9, 2018
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I don't know how to feel about this tweet.- james :flag_black: (@jbcfc99) August 9, 2018
Really no need for this- Matt Hutson (@Matt_Hutson) August 9, 2018
That's embarrassing- Sarah :heart::soccer::flag_black: (@strawberry2157) August 9, 2018
Selling our best players and you're celebrating that. Joke of a social media team.- Andrew Beaumont (@Beaumont147) August 9, 2018
Bryan was very close to joining Aston Villa, beaten by Fulham in the play-off final at Wembley, but elected to join the Cottagers and get a taste of the Premier League.
"The opportunity to play in the Premier League is one you can't turn down as you may never get it again in your lifetime," he told Fulham's official website.
"I'm used to playing fast attacking football, so hopefully I can slot right in."