Eagle-eyed fans spot bizarre blunders and fume after armband is edited as Al-Ettifaq confirm Jordan Henderson transfer | The SunJuly 27, 2023
FOOTBALL fans spotted some major mistakes and the editing out of the rainbow armband in Al-Ettifaq's unveiling video of Jordan Henderson.
The England international, 33, confirmed his departure from Liverpool on Wednesday as he prepared to be announced by the Saudi Arabian club.
And the Middle East outfit posted a video on their Instagram account on Thursday showing several clips of Henderson, finishing with him in an Al-Ettifaq shirt.
However, social media users were quick to point out some remarkable errors and decisions made in the creation of the video.
The most astonishing one was the move to put the rainbow armband – often worn by Henderson during his time at Liverpool – in black and white colours.
Homosexuality is illegal in Saudi Arabia – with Henderson widely criticised for moving to the country given he has been a vocal ally of the LGBTQ+ community in the past.
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Along with the pointed decision to edit out the rainbow armband, there were also some spelling mistakes in the clip.
They included "inspires" being written as "isnpires" and "challenges" spelt "challanges".
They also said "shys away" rather than "shies away".
And Al-Ettifaq were ripped apart for the announcement video by a host of fans.
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One said: "Greyed out armbands? 🏳️🌈 #Henderson."
Another added: "Well this is sad. You want him, you should take all of him, including his rainbow armband."
A third replied: "All that money and you can't employ someone who can spell?! A bit embarrassing 😂."
And a fourth responded: "Too busy greying out the rainbow armband to correct 'challanges' and 'shys'. Tut. Tut."
Henderson is set to earn £700,000-a-week at Al-Ettifaq as he links up with ex-Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard.
They finished 11th in the Saudi Pro League last season and are NOT one of the four clubs recently bought by the state government.
However, both Liverpool legends have still received a huge backlash to the controversial move.
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