Deportivo La Coruna have called off the signing of a player less than a week after announcing a deal with him after the club found out he criticised them on his Twitter account three years ago.
Julio Rey thought he had secured a dream move from Arose SC last weekend after the La Liga club confirmed a deal is in place to sign the 20-year-old from the fourth-tier club.
With a rapid rise through the ran set to be completed, Rey will have been distraught to discover that his move was suddenly off at the last hour due to a tweet he sent two years ago.
When he was 17 years old, Rey may have been forgiven for thinking he would never play for Deportivo, and sent out a tweet that read which translated to “F*** Depor, F*** Riazor”.
Three years down the line and, unfortunately for Rey, on the verge of a move to Deportivo, the club sought verification on the tweet before calling of his transfer.
A statement issued on the club website read: "Real Club Deportivo, who announced the signing of Julio Rey in the afternoon after the player signed his contract with the club, have decided to cancel the transfer after analysing an unfortunate comment on the player's ... social media profile several years ago.
"[Deportivo] believes that a player deserves to wear the blue and white shirt if he's an example of sportsmanship, respectful of their rivals, committed and has positive feelings toward Depor, its colours, it's crest and those values that represent this institution."
Take this as a warning: Never bad mouth a potential future employment.