Wednesday 26 July 2017

Christian Benteke 'does an Anichebe' with latest social media gaffe

Caption: Christian Benteke's social media people got confused - again CREDIT: PAUL HARDING/PA WIRE
Caption: Christian Benteke's social media people got confused - again CREDIT: PAUL HARDING/PA WIRE

Sean Gibson

Crystal Palace forward Christian Benteke appears to have become the latest professional footballer to come a cropper with a pre-written social media post after his side's win against Hull on Sunday.

In a manner similar to Sunderland's Victor Anichebe earlier this season, Benteke seems to have accidentally copy-and-pasted more than he should into his message.

This isn't the Belgian striker's first social media calamity, either.

Following Palace's 4-0 humbling of Hull in Sunday's lunchtime kick-off, Benteke posted the message: "Great win today, a goal and another year [in the] Premier League! Thanks for the amazing support during the match!"

The problem was, he began the whole post with: "Caption:"

The mistake was very quickly amended, but not before Benteke's keen-eyed followers had noticed the face-palm moment.

Great win today, a goal and another year @premierleague ! Thanks for the amazing support during the match! #CB17 #jumpman

A post shared by Chris Benteke (@christianbenteke) on

In October, after a last-minute defeat by West Ham, Sunderland forward Victor Anichebe wrote on Twitter: "Can you tweet something like [–] Unbelievable support yesterday great effort by the lads! Hard result to take! But we go again!"

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In August, Benteke began his career at Selhurst Park on completely the wrong foot by writing in his Twitter 'bio' that he had signed for Burnley, rather than Crystal Palace.

He later tweeted: "Oops my bad lol[.] Yes I signed for CPFC and not Burnley.

"Sorry for the little mistake. The person who manages my Twitter got a little confused."

Palace paid Liverpool £27million last summer to acquire Benteke's services, and perhaps are wishing they had kept some of that money back to help their new charge manage his publicity.

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