MANCHESTER CITY goalkeeper Scott Carson has hilariously called for Bernardo Silva to invest in a new pair of sandals.
The 37-year-old might never get a game for City, but the veteran stopper is a huge figure in the dressing room.
Scott Carson posted a picture of what appeared to be Bernardo Silva’s sandals to TwitterCredit: https://twitter.com/SCarsonOfficial
The Man City keeper trolled Silva for the shoesCredit: Getty
Carson called for Silva to get some new footwearCredit: Getty
Silva is on a reported £150,000-a-week at the Etihad, but still wears battered old sandals on his feet.
And Carson decided to troll his team-mate by tweeting the official account of well-known shoe manufacturer Birksenstock, asking them to send Silva a brand new pair.
The veteran stopper posted a picture of what appeared to be Silva’s feet while he wore a worn out pair of brown sandals.
Silva’s toe imprints were visible on the leather, which looked like it had seen much better days.
Long-serving keeper Carson joked that Silva’s shoes were “older” than he was.
He wrote: “Hi @BIRKENSTOCKUSA please could you send my mate @BernardoCSilva some 2022 models, these are older than me.”
City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan was left in stitches by the tweet, commenting laughing emojis under Carson’s post.
The former Liverpool goalie has quite the funny man reputation at City.
Fans of the champions rejoiced back in June when the goalie was handed a new one-year deal.
And he has endeared himself further to supporters by brutally mocking Silva.
Others joined in on the ribbing too, joking that Silva’s sandals looked like something Jesus would have worn.
One said: “These were the ones Jesus wore.”
Another wrote: “The Jesus of Nazareth limited edition ones them.”
Meanwhile others joked that Barcelona-linked Silva was saving his pennies in case of a move to the cash-strapped Spaniards.
One said: “Saving as much as he can before Barca offers him 90% wage cut.”
And another ribbed: “LOL literally Bernardo saving his money as much as he can before accept Barca offer 70% paycut.”