Mason Greenwood’s loan club Getafe was dubbed “TONE DEAF” as they hailed “MasonMania”. The Man United outsider posed for photos with fans ahead of the big reveal after they declared him ‘innocent’.
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Mason Greenwood’s loanee club Getafe were branded “deaf” after the Spanish side hailed “MasonMania” in social media posts following the signing of the controversial Manchester United striker.
Getafe joined Greenwood on transfer deadline day and attended their first training session on Tuesday.
Greenwood is trying to rebuild his career, having not played a competitive game since December 2021 after being arrested in January 2022 on suspicion of a range of offenses including attempted rape.
The 21-year-old was subsequently suspended by Man United, but prosecutors dropped the charges in February after key witnesses withdrew and new material came to light.
Man United completed their internal investigation into the player’s behavior in August, agreeing with the 21-year-old striker that his career away from Old Trafford should “resume”.
Getafe has uploaded a video on social media of Mason Greenwood greeting young Getafe fans
Getafe has been accused of being “deaf” for promoting Greenwood’s signing as “MasonMania”.
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Getafe have been criticized for their decision to sign Greenwood but the club have continued to promote his arrival on their social media accounts.
A clip was posted to Twitter showing Greenwood greeting and posing for photos with young supporters.
Getafe dubbed the clip “The MasonMania” with the new striker also seen signing a fan flag.
The Spanish club faced criticism on social media for the post, branding the club “deaf” and “no shame”.
“Getafe has got to be the club with the most clay pigeons I’ve ever seen in my life.” “Read the room,” says one report.
“It’s all a bit mental.” I’m still thinking about their marketing strategy. “It seems like they’re just forcing us to desensitize everyone,” said a second.
“Sorry this is a bit weird at this point.” Wtf???? wrote a third, and another commented, “There is zero shame in this world.”
Despite criticism on social media, Greenwood received a warm welcome during an open training session on Tuesday.
A fan held up a signature during a public training session demanding Greenwood’s jersey
Another supporter wore the striker’s new Getafe shirt after his signing
The photo featured a young fan holding up a sign that read, “Mason G. Can you give me your shirt, please?”
The sign featured photos of Greenwood and the Manchester United club crest, as well as his former shirt with the Premier League club.
Fans were also pictured in Greenwood’s new Getafe shirt, with the England striker confirmed as the new No. 12 in the LaLiga side.
Greenwood is set to be unveiled as a Getafe player on Tuesday night.
His first training session was promoted on the club’s social media, with a video posted on the team’s English-language Twitter account showing Greenwood taking the pitch with his new team-mates ahead of the first training session.
The video was shared with the caption “We love you Mason Greenwood,” tagging the player and adding several heart emojis.
It is understood Greenwood’s loan deal with Getafe includes a break clause which would allow the side to send the player back to United in the January window if they are unhappy with how the move has gone.
A domestic violence charity in Spain has criticized Getafe’s decision to sign Greenwood, urging the club to overturn their decision.
Greenwood was pictured for the first time training with his Getafe team-mates on Tuesday
The striker’s arrival proved controversial as Getafe faced demands to overturn the decision
A club spokesman reportedly defended the move, saying Greenwood had “been declared innocent.”
Getafe boss José Bordalas defended the club but admitted it was a “sensitive situation”.
“It’s a very delicate situation to trivialize this issue,” Bordalas said.
“Everyone knows what happened and appropriate action was taken.” Everyone knows how it ended, with a verdict without a conviction.
“He’s a very high-level footballer and comes to Getafe with enormous enthusiasm.”