Chelsea have sent troublesome winger Kenedy on loan to an Irish bookmaker for a season, in a bid to improve his poor social media banter.
The Brazilian created a ‘storm’ by making a couple of offensive posts on the champions’ pre-season tour to China, including a photo of a sleeping Chinese security guard with the text ‘Wake up China, you idiot!’.
The Blues have agreed a deal with the Banty McBanter Face betting company for Kenedy to join their social media department until May.
The company is known for doing literally anything to appear funny, such as parachuting dogs wearing capes featuring its logo into League Cup ties.
A spokesperson for the betting company said: “We are always happy to run funny and offensive gags, though I would emphasise the word funny in that.
“Kenedy is a comic talent we have been tracking for some time, and we believe he has the potential to develop into one of our top viral banter merchants.”
Kenedy has linked up with the bookmaker’s squad immediately to join in a pre-season joke book reading camp in Cork.
A spokesman for Chelsea said: “We had no idea this guy even played for us. We have checked our records and it seems he may have arrived by mistake when one of our previous managers tried to hire the violinist Nigel Kennedy for an event.”
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