Barnsley did not include the name of Sam Winnall in the match report of the game against Sheffield Wednesday printed in their programme according to a tweet from Chris Horricks.
Before the international break, Barnsley faced Sheffield Wednesday in what was a tense South Yorkshire derby. One of the big stories going into the game was Sam Winnall, who controversially left the Tykes to go join Wednesday in the January transfer window, attracting the ire of many Barnsley fans. And as could be easily predicted, Winnall would end up scoring for Wednesday in the match. However the Owls wouldn’t get the win as Angus MacDonald would later score an equaliser.
Today in the match day programme for the game against Brentford, Barnsley printed a match report of the 1-1 draw with Wednesday. But instead of naming Sam Winnall as the goalscorer for Wednesday, they instead said the man who netted for the owls was ‘A Footballer’.
— Chris (@chrishorricks31) April 17, 2017
With Winnall being an unliked figure in Barnsley after his controversial move, with that anger against him only rising after he celebrated his goal rather than the growing trend of the muted celebration when scoring against your former team, some on Twitter believe this is a form of bitterness from his ex-employers.
— Rich Norton Owl (@norton_owl) April 17, 2017
@chrishorricks31 How boring and immature
— Austin Loveridge (@austinloveridge) April 17, 2017
— Paul Cooke (@paulvcooke) April 17, 2017
However while it may be fun to insult Barnsley over this, it is more likely an editorial mistake which ended up with Winnall’s name excluded, an unfortunate circumstance considering the controversy that has happened since his departure from Oakwell.
Barnsley football club have been contacted for a comment.