Matt Fitzpatrick calls Fabrizio Romano ‘numpty’ for blunder in transfer tweet

Matt Fitzpatrick might well have kickstarted an unlikely feud with Fabrizio Romano after Sheffield United were misnamed.

The Brit golf sensation, who won the US Open to pocket £2.3million last year, took to Twitter after Romano announced the impending departure of star player Iliman Ndiaye to Marseille despite their Premier League return.

Ndiaye is set to return to his boyhood club after four years and 88 appearances for the Blades – who are not to be mistaken for Sheffield FC.

Romano had said: "Olympique Marseille are in advanced negotiations over personal terms with Iliman Ndiaye. Agreement expected soon as five year deal is being discussed, Ndiaye wants the move.

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"OM will negotiate with Sheffield about transfer fee. Step by step. Deal on as revealed last week."

A blunt Fitzpatrick, 28, replied: "It’s Sheffield United numpty, not Sheffield."

Sheffield of course has three notable football clubs, with Sheffield United set to play in the top-flight next season, Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship and Sheffield FC being the oldest club in existence dating back to 1857.

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Back in 2020, former boss Chris Wilder corrected a reporter for the same reason that Romano had annoyed the champion golfer.

A question from Norwegian journalist Per-Atle Karlsen had included the single name of Sheffield, with Wilder light-heartedly firing back.

He said: "Sheffield United, Per, Sheffield United. Sheffield United, Per. You don’t say that when you’re talking to Ole (Gunnar Solskjaer), do you? Manchester.”

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Romano wasn't swift to respond as the transfer window heats up, with his Twitter earnings from posting updates in the hundreds of thousands.

It was revealed he earns an estimated $86,780 (£67,450) per month from the site equating to around $1.04 million (£808,247) a year – thanks to ad revenue sharing.

Those figures were calculated by an App called Notus, which uses the amount of monthly interactions an account receives and converts it into money.

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