Vicente Guaita has quickly become something of a fan-favourite and Selhurst Park and following his recent post on Twitter, the Spaniard has truly got supporters eating out of the palm of his hand.
Following his exclusion from the starting XI away at Burnley last weekend, an article attributed to Alan Nixon appeared in The Sun suggesting that the Eagles may make a move for Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland this summer, given fears they have over Guaita’s long-term commitment to the club. The former Valencia man was said to have offers from Spain which were under consideration, paving the way for Butland to take his place from August onwards.
My family 👨👩👦👦 is Eagle 🦅🦅🦅🦅🦅. Let's go for the derby 💪⚽️. We love ❤️💙this Club and this Team!!. Very happy to be here. 3️⃣1️⃣ I am very happy to be here!! #CPFC #Uhlsport #CPFCFamily pic.twitter.com/uzTgvm3zmO
— Guaita (@vguaita13) March 6, 2019
At the time of publication, the story felt like a case of Nixon putting two and two together to make five and now, following Vicente’s recent tweet, we know that to have been the case. The 31-year-old went out of his way to express his love for the club ahead of this weekend’s clash with Brighton, clearly as a direct response to the lies told about his situation in The Sun.
Seems like Vicente's pretty committed to me, @reluctantnicko.
You weren't telling porky pies were you? I know your paper's got form for that sort of thing… pic.twitter.com/r73CBQ9tkC
— HLTCO (@HLTCO) March 6, 2019
Having grown tired of their willingness to lie in pursuit of clicks, I asked Alan Nixon via Twitter if he had bent the truth when writing said article about Butland, only for the man himself to refuse an answer and block me in a fit of petty anger. Seems like rather a guilty response to me but given his employer, would you expect anything less?
The moral of this particular story is to not believe a single thing written in The Sun, given the high chance of it being a complete fabrication dreamt up to entertain rather than inform the masses. They really are the worst; you only need to look at Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku for proof of that.