Some Wigan Athletic fans have been reacting negatively to a recent post from the club’s official Twitter account which refers to ex-Latics playmaker Nick Powell as ‘Mr. Wigan’, while wishing the 26-year-old playmaker a happy birthday.
Powell, who recently turned 26 on 23rd March, received a happy birthday message from the official Wigan Twitter account. Some Latics fans took exception to the club tweet wishing Powell a happy birthday as the tweet refers to the ex-Wigan Athletic playmaker as ‘Mr. Wigan’, despite the fact that he left the club to join fellow Championship side Stoke City on a free transfer in the 2019 summer transfer window.
Read the negative reactions of some Wigan fans to their club’s recent post about former player Powell in the tweets below.
— Wigan Athletic (@LaticsOfficial) March 23, 2020
Mr Wigan who left on a free ?
— The mon (@Reetmon8) March 23, 2020
I definitely wouldn’t call him ‘Mr Wigan’
— David Jones (@David_Jones_1) March 23, 2020
Mr Wigan ??? how is he Mr Wigan lol
— Stephen Baines (@stb1932) March 23, 2020
mr wigan ? errrr????
— leylandtic (@balshawrd) March 23, 2020
Mr Wigan?!?!? Oh dear!
— Nathan Patrick (@Laticpot1) March 23, 2020
Mr Wigan who was already rich, turned down 20 grand a week here for a bit more money at Stoke…
— R (@Romerogarcia99) March 23, 2020
What do we think?
Powell enjoyed two separate stints at Wigan Athletic. The 26-year-old originally joined the Latics on loan from Manchester United for the 2013/14 season. The Latics subsequently brought the playmaker back to the club in July 2016, signing Powell on a free transfer upon the conclusion of his time at Old Trafford, at which point he went on to enjoy another three seasons at the club.
Over the four seasons in total that he spent as a Wigan player during his career, Powell made 140 appearances for the club, scoring 41 goals and making 18 assists for the club. It may be understandable why some Latics fans may look back fondly on Powell’s time with the club, considering the contributions he made on the pitch during his four seasons in total at the DW stadium.
However, considering that he left the club on a free transfer in July 2019, it may also be understandable why some Wigan supporters have taken exception to the club’s official Twitter account referring to the playmaker as ‘Mr. Wigan’, as the 26-year-old no longer plays for the club.