A tweet from a parody account dedicated to new Chelsea goalkeeper, Édouard Mendy sent Chelsea fans into overdrive on Twitter.
Mendy was signed by the Blues to provide some competition for Kepa Arrizabalaga, who has endured a torrid start to the season.
Many fans were pleased with the signing, with a number of them suggesting that the Senegalese keeper’s arrival could spell the end of Kepa’s time in goal for the leaky Blues.
Blues supporters have been wondering how the signing could affect the dynamic in the dressing room, with Kepa already losing his starting place to backup, Willy Caballero against West Brom.
And soon after Mendy signed for the Blues, these assertions seemed to be confirmed when a tweet was posted, purportedly from the new keeper, that suggested that Kepa was not pleased with the new threat.
The tweet said Kepa had removed Mendy from the Chelsea WhatsApp group, and asked captain Caesar Azpilicueta to add him back.
The account was so convincing that a lot of Chelsea fans actually believed this had happened and responded, with some suggesting that Kepa had overreacted, while others criticised the keeper for “going public” with the issue.
Kepa removed me from the Chelsea WhatsApp Group. @CesarAzpi add me back bro.
— Edouard Mendy (@EdoardMendy) September 25, 2020
However, some eagle-eyed Chelsea fans noticed that an ‘a’ was missing from the player’s name, while the account’s bio also indicated it was a parody account.
Most fans saw the funny side of the post once the discovery was made, responding with laughing emojis and memes.
The tweet has still managed to garner over 8,000 retweets and almost 65,000 likes with many still convinced the Blues new signing sent out the tweet.