Alexis Sanchez released his clothing line just hours after Manchester United suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Brighton.
Jose Mourinho’s title hopes took an initial hit this weekend, as his side was handed a 3-2 defeat by Chris Hughton’s Brighton. Paul Pogba and Eric Bailly were criticized for their dismal performances by fans and pundits alike.
Alexis Sanchez didn’t travel with the squad as he suffered a knock in training. However, while the fans were busy reflecting on the team’s performance on Twitter a day after, the 29-year-old decided to launch his clothing range.
The Chilean posted a video of himself in the new ‘JJO Alexis’ briefs, which left the fans shocked.
While some supporters understood that the tweet was made by a media representative on behalf of Sanchez, others were left confused with the timing of the launch of his new business.
Here’s how some of the Red Devils’ supporters voiced their opinion regarding the promo:
So that’s why you weren’t at the game yesterday
— As (@adamsmithres) August 20, 2018
How about you start playing well and delivering mate
— Thomas Sankara✊✊ (@Allan_Tshuma) August 20, 2018
We signed a model for 500K a week.
— ⭐POGBA⭐ (@PogbalR_) August 20, 2018
Alexis I won't tell you again. Wrong time.
— ¹⁰⚡ (@Rashford101) August 20, 2018
The reaction was too much for Alexis, and he decided to delete both posts from Twitter later. No reason was given for the removal.
The JJO’s Alexis range will likely be put on hold for now, after seeing the response it got from the Manchester United fans.
Meanwhile, Sanchez’s teammates will be looking to return to winning ways next week, when they face Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
The wide forward himself will be hoping to put in a brilliant performance on his return against the Londoners, and win over the fans once again in the process.