This seems to have particularly peeved off Parry, who went on a bizarre rant on Twitter and slated Calvert-Lewin’s appearance in the advert.
Parry tweeted: “Have I accidentally been eating magic mushrooms or is this really @Everton centre-forward @CalvertLewin14 advertising a shaver on TV at half-time of the live coverage of our game as Everton are losing 1-0... He’s too injured to play but fit enough to be in an advert. I despair.”
Have I accidentally been eating magic mushrooms or is this really @Everton centre-forward @CalvertLewin14 advertisi… https://t.co/DHBWcKvlHq
Of course, it goes without saying that the adverts aired are not in fact live but are pre-recorded which plenty of people pointed out to the 66-year-old. And we’re pretty sure a thigh or toe injury won’t affect anyone’s ability to shave. And so the mocking ensued...
@mikeparry8 @Everton @CalvertLewin14 Don’t think the adverts are live Mike
After being duly roasted for his takes, Parry thanked everyone for their feedback, but continued to reiterate his point.
The broadcaster tweeted: “OK FOLKS .. thanks for all your feed-back on @Everton centre forward @CalvertLewin14 .. My salient point is that Everton are struggling against Brentford and the 1st view we get of our injured centre-forward is a TV advert in the half-time break as he’s promoting shavers .. Que!”
OK FOLKS .. thanks for all your feed-back on @Everton centre forward @CalvertLewin14 .. My salient point is that Ev… https://t.co/6Nyzi4BNRP
He didn’t stop there and his rant continued, exclaiming how he was “appalled” (again) before asking “what’s he doing in a TV studio .. why isn’t he still in physio .. how can @rafabenitezweb allow this.”
I am absolutely appalled that @CalvertLewin14 .. allegedly @Everton centre-forward has spent the last 10 minutes on… https://t.co/vc0gTM9qBY