Bradford City decided to announce a player’s new contract with a hilarious WWE video days before the summer transfer window opens.
English clubs are seemingly already planning creative ways to announce their latest deals and it seems the League Two outfit have got off to a slightly bizarre start.
They revealed a contract renewal for midfielder Levi Sutton but in an extraordinary tribute to WWE superstar ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin.
🐍 | ‘𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝕊𝕔𝕦𝕟𝕥𝕙𝕠𝕣𝕡𝕖 ℝ𝕒𝕥𝕥𝕝𝕖𝕤𝕟𝕒𝕜𝕖’
😂 BREAKING NEWS | A bold entrance from ‘Stone Cold @5UTT0N‘ – who steps into Valley Parade having signed a new, initial two-year contract!
— Bradford City AFC (@officialbantams) May 31, 2022
As seen above, announcing a new two-year deal for ‘The Scunthorpe Rattlesnake’, Bradford released a video of Sutton waving chairs around and attempting to look menacing to Austin’s iconic entrance music.
Sutton then waves his hand in front of his face just like John Cena for no reason, and now the whole thing has left many completely perplexed with some calling it one of the worst things they have seen.
Sutton, who has scored four goals in 74 appearances for Bradford since joining the club in 2020, says he is delighted to extend his stay at the Utilita Energy Stadium.
“It has taken some time, but I am just glad it is now done. I cannot wait to get going for the new season and get this stadium full and rocking again,” he said.
“I have enjoyed every second of being here so far. The supporters have been great with me, and I think that is what you want as a player, for the fans to take to you.
“Leaving here with what I have done, it would have been a failure. I think I have done well personally, but as a project we have not achieved, so I did not want to leave.
“My plans when arriving two years ago were to help get this club into League One. Now, we have another chance to do that and, with the squad and manager we have, we are more than capable.
“I am excited for next season and to see what it brings. This club is too big to be in League Two, and we have got to take it to the next level.”
As Bradford City announce player’s new contract with hilarious WWE video, the fan reaction wasn’t totally what the club may have been hoping for…
@SmexySpecksy: delighted with Sutton not delighted with admin
@bowers_cameren: Wtf is this. It makes no sense
@StephenCity1903: What the hell is this
@bethgarnett_: 😂😂😂😂 what a video, are you ok admin?
@TALLPAUL1984: Buzzing he’s signed! What is this video though 😂😂
@gavincoonan: The Scunthorpe Rattlesnake???? Said nobody, ever 😂😂 #bcafc
@RobinhoEBFD: Great signing but I have so many questions about that video. Like so many!
@NigelAsh: I haven’t a clue what’s going on apart from I’m glad he’s re-signed for another 2 years 👍
@djedmandsbcafc: wtf is that 🤣🤣🤣🤣 class
@robwhitton29: What is this bollocks about?
@LancashireBant1: What the fuck the Scunthorpe rattle snake pmsl
@BinksLeeds: did a school kid do this ?
@BantamsChirper: Really enjoyed this announcement. Had a shit day today, and it’s put a smile on my face. Levi is a bit like the rattlesnake in the ring, gives his all every time even if he doesn’t have the finesse of some of his contemporaries. @steveaustinBSR retweet this pls !!!! Hell yeah!
@kvangeijn: Wtf was that
@liamburrow: What kind of GCSE Media is this?
@luke_hill: Might be the worst thing I’ve ever seen on Twitter
@LPlatten: What the fuck have i just watched 😂
@JordayB: Embarrassing 😂🤡
@lincolnbarra: Very weird
@OllieButton1: This was 100% his idea wasn’t it
@The_Cows_Arse: Why have you @’ed WWE? Am I having a stroke or something?
@MrDKeegan: Wtf is this 😂
@LukeTugby: Get @steveaustinBSR on a plane to Bradford immediately so he can open a can on whoever made this monstrosity
@nathanbcafc: what in the iMovie, Microsoft powerpoint is this
@DStebbings: City of culture and the Scunthorpe rattlesnake what a time to be alive
@UndisputedLTG: Wtf have I just watched?
@KaiPalfreyman2: Hahahahha that so shit
@MilligansJr: Take my disappointment back that’s the best announcement video ever
@bfcharri: I’ve watched this a good 5 times, absolutely no clue what’s going on
@LTFC_Dave: Stop the count. The best signing announcement of the year is here
@drfc_ben: What in the Year 7 presentation is this
@gazza_kay: These videos are ridiculous man 😂😂
@dannym97: Good signing, questionable video #bcafc
@ItsMeaney: What is this? 😂😭
@htfc_danny: Let’s have a break from VAR for a min and watch this courtesy of Bradford City 😂😂😂😂😂😂
@JamesBarra1998: Just couldn’t face moving to far away from us could you @5UTT0N 😉 Terrible video, but huge congratulations lad🤣
@porky_26: 😂😂😂 brilliant
@nickjohn: I thought I’d seen it all.
@Max_Bell_11: Is watching this, what being on drugs feels like?
@titch1381: Worst thing I’ve ever seen and I’ve just watched the one show. Like Levi though.
@bcfcJt: W signing. L admin
@Blonded0range: i thought jon moss’ officiating would be the worst thing i’d ever seen then i saw this
Was hoping to see him down a can and smash it off his Napper but that will do 👌🏼😂 pic.twitter.com/ElM57cdAxT
— Josh_🛸 (@JE_10x) May 31, 2022