Brighton’s Twitter account was mysteriously deactivated on Wednesday and football fans all made the same joke.
It’s been a busy transfer window at the Amex Stadium, where the Seagulls have raked in almost £200million in player sales.
Twitter: @OfficialBHAFCBrighton’s Twitter account disappeared on Wednesday to send social media into meltdown[/caption]
It’s been a busy transfer window at the Amex Stadium this summerALAMY
Alexis Mac Allister was sold to Liverpool in a deal rising to £55m, before Brighton entered into protracted negotiations with Chelsea.
In total, Chelsea have handed over over £220m to the Seagulls since their change in ownership last year.
Earlier on Wednesday, Brighton’s Twitter account went down, leading football fans to joke that Chelsea have raided Roberto De Zerbi’s side again.
One supporter quipped: “In Moises Caicedo negotiations, Chelsea purchased the official Brighton Twitter account just to deactivate it. More to follow.”
Another posted: “Chelsea have bought Brighton’s Twitter account.. Next up is their training grounds.”
A third added: “Chelsea have agreed a £50m deal with Brighton for their Twitter handle. The handle is due to join Vitesse Arnhem on loan for two years.”
GettyFans were quick to joke Chelsea had bought Brighton’s Twitter account[/caption]
This user commented: “Chelsea submit £50m for Brighton’s twitter account. Medical booked for Thursday after admin rejected Liverpool proposal.”
Meanwhile another messaged: “Chelsea bought Brighton’s Twitter page as well.”
And one fan simply stated: “Did Chelsea buy that too?”
Brighton’s account was eventually restored, as they posted a clip of De Zerbi celebrating from their 3-0 win away at Arsenal last season.
Captioning the upload, they said: “We’re back.”