Manchester City is getting roasted online after posting a photo of new signing Jack Grealish and other players dressed as Peaky Blinders – the popular BBC show which is set in Birmingham.
The club made headlines when they paid a record-breaking £100m for the Aston Villa player and it appears that someone on the Man City social team got a bit carried away with the transfer.
The club’s official Twitter account posted a mocked-up picture of five of their players walking away from the Etihad Stadium while dressed as Peaky Blinders characters, including the trademark flat caps and waistcoats.
The tweet also referenced the famous line from the BBC series “By the order of the Peaky Blinders”, with the club writing: “By order of...,” with an eye emoji.
Others also pointed out the detail that Peaky Blinders is based in the Small Heath area of the city, which is associated with Birmingham City FC and not Grealish’s former club, Aston Villa (which is located in Aston, Birmingham).
@ManCity @sterling7 @JackGrealish @PhilFoden @kylewalker2 Birmingham City can do this. Manchester City definitely can’t.