Turns out the clamour in Chile for Alexis Sanchez to leave Arsenal isn’t quite as fervent as first thought.
Of the thousands of irked fans who signed up on Facebook to march through the capital city of Santiago in protest of Sanchez’s perceived career stagnation at the Emirates, a mere fraction turned up.
Indeed, that fraction was somewhere around 1/2,800th.
By the time of the event, some 14,000 Chilean fans had pledged their allegiance on the “National March for Alexis Sanchez to leave Arsenal” Facebook page.
On the actual day – 1st March – just five fans reportedly turned out. FIVE.
Despite having 14,000 confirmations on Facebook, only five people turned up to a planned march calling for Alexis Sanchez to quit Arsenal. pic.twitter.com/ldyJte6eIx
— Arsène’s Son (@hughwizzy) March 2, 2017
All a little bit embarrassing, no?
Still, given that Alexis’ contract situation is still very much up in the air, maybe the Furious Cinco will find themselves on the right side of history come the end of the season.