You might or might not have seen an extraordinary image doing the rounds tonight; one of Sevco’s new players in his training kit.
Here’s the thing; rather than give him one of his own, it looks very much to the Internet Bampots like they gave him an old one, after peeling the letters off it and stitching his own initials on top of them. There was speculation it belonged to Garner. Not quite …
The picture, of Herrera, confirms that it’s been done alright.
Underneath his first initial, E, you can make out the outline of a J and another letter after the H.
To even the untrained eye it looks as if they gave him someone else’s old top.
And here it is.
It once belong to Jon Toral.
Now perhaps this is normal; this is the club that left Joe Garner sitting in an A&E like a member of the public, waiting on an x-ray on his ankle after he went off injured in the 2-1 game at Ibrox?
He was recently punted south to Ipswich at a loss.
We know the club is skint, and we suspect the deal with Sports Direct isn’t quite as sexy as it has been made to sound by a foaming media … but surely to God they aren’t this skint? Surely to God that deal with SD and Puma includes … spares?
If the player was in any doubt as to the slipshod operation he’s joined up with … well, this ought to eliminate any illusions that he was under about them being “a big club.” They might have a big stadium, but a lower league side wouldn’t have pulled this on him.
Laughing stock, I hear some of you say?
You could not make this stuff up.
Embarrassing doesn’t even begin to describe it.