‘Twenty-fifth in Liverpool?’: Darwin Nunez is BEspotted by Specsavers as eyewear maker questions whether the Reds attacker will be voted 25th to 25th in the Ballon d’Or rankings
Darwin Nunez has had his critics since his arrival in England and the Liverpool attacker was again the target… but this time from the most unlikely of sources.
Nunez became the Reds’ record transfer this summer when they paid Benfica £85 million for his services.
The 23-year-old has scored four goals in 11 appearances for Anfield so far, but he has also had to endure a three-game suspension after a red card for Crystal Palace center back Joachim Andersen in August.
Darwin Nunez was goaded by Specsavers after he came together 25th in Ballon d’Or votes
Specsavers tweeted their surprise at his ranking so high – mocking the Uruguayan
The Uruguayan international was among the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or, which was won by Karim Benzema on Monday night, after scoring mostly 32 goals in 41 appearances for Benfica and his country last season.
Nunez finished in joint 25th place in the standings after receiving one vote – but according to Specsavers, that lone voter should have their eyes tested.
When its result came in, the eyewear brand tweeted: ’25th in Liverpool?’ – to show what they really think about the Reds’ No 27.
An angry Liverpool supporter went to defend his striker and hit back on social media: ‘Ratio + grab a pair of glasses’.
Specsavers, however, responded quickly by tweeting, “We’ve got plenty of glasses.”
Nunez was sent off after headbutting Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen in August
The 23-year-old has scored four goals in 11 appearances for the Reds since he switched from Benfica .
Nunez will try to prove he has an eye for goal on Wednesday when Jurgen Klopp’s side hosts West Ham in the Premier League.
However, it wasn’t just Nunez who was targeted by Specsavers, and Manchester City also faced criticism.
The Premier League champions were named ‘Club of the Year’ by France Football and Specsavers sarcastically acknowledged their achievement by tweeting: ‘Too well done on a tight budget.’
Specsavers also targeted Manchester City and sarcastically congratulated them on their award