One Hull City fan looked a little silly after questioning the source of a claim made about a Saints striker.
It is perfectly normal to question the source of any information you find on Twitter. There are multiple self-proclaimed 'ITK' accounts and people claiming they have close connections to people at a club or representing a player.
One Hull City fan ended up looking a little silly, however, after he questioned the legitimacy of a claim made about Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez. When Enrique Rodriguez took to Twitter to say that the once-England capped forward was "100% fit", one man was unsure.
David Fergus of Hull replied to the tweet posing a perfectly reasonable question, "And your source?". A perfectly reasonable question, that is, unless you're talking to the players father. Enrique promptly replied stating, "I'm his Dad".
The Southampton forward, who scored 15 goals in 33 games in the 2013-14 Premier League season, has been ravaged by injuries over the last couple of years. On good authority from his father though, the striker is now fully fit.
The Tigers have been heavily linked with the Saints striker, with a loan move being reported by numerous media outlets.
Rodriguez's father refused to dismiss the rumours, instead tweeting "as you know in football anything could happen" and "lets see", both followed by winky faces. This one could have some legs then, and how Hull City would love for it to happen, as they so desperately need to bring in bodies before the end of the window.
Hull City caretaker manager Mike Phelan needs recruits and quick
The Tigers have been linked with a number of players over the last couple of days, most notably Rodriguez, Oumar Niasse and Nemanja Nikolic, all of whom are forwards.
Hull City caretaker manager Mike Phelan is well-aware of the urgency with which the East Yorkshire club need to act, with just 13 fully fit players currently available to him, and only 11 fit outfield players, but the ongoing takeover situation at the club is causing serious complications in the transfer market.
Despite the incredible problems going on at the club, Hull beat champions Leicester on the opening day of the Premier League season - courtesy of goals from Robert Snodgrass and a dual Hernandez/Diomande bicycle kick - and travel to Swansea with high hopes this Saturday.
The Tigers head to Swansea in their next Premier League game
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