With FIFA 15 having been released on Friday, a number of Premier League footballers have taken to Twitter to bemoan their in-game player stats.
Unhappy with being digitally recreated for doing their highly lucrative jobs, some of the best players in the country feel they have been short-changed by FIFA developers EA Sports.
Speed, skill and power stats have all been questioned by the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Samir Nasri and Yannick Bolasie. Height and hair styles have also caused these spoilt footballers to voice their complaints.
“Can you please put the right stats on the Man Utd players and also now I’m at QPR can you elevate their stats to the right level,” he said.
“I don’t know who’s doing the stats at Head Quarters but if you want me to come down there and talk to you properly face to face I’ll do that.
“It’s a joke!”
Ferdinand’s brother, Reading defender Anton, was more concerned about his in-game hairstyle than player stats.
“I just hope this year they’ve got rid of the corn rows,” he said.
“I tweeted at them last year, I think it was about five years ago I had cornrows, so I hope this year they’ve got rid of them.”
Despite being the FIFA 15 cover star, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, 23, has his own aesthetic issues.
“I’m too small,” he told EA. “
Man City midfielder Samir Nasri, 27, – a player who quit the French national team over a tantrum, unsurprisingly joined those complaining.
“I’m not quite happy with my speed in the game,” he said. “Especially because I play on the wing.
“I am quite a bit quicker than I am in the game, I’m only rated 81 or 82 (out of 100).
“It’s not enough.”
FIFA 15, the latest instalment to the much loved football franchise, is being tipped by bookies to be the number one selling game this Christmas. With Konami’s PES 2015 set to launch later this year, EA’s giant will renew its big rivalry in the coming weeks.
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