Aaron Ramsey has clarified his ‘#shaaambles’ comment on Instagram yesterday.
Ramsey posted a goodbye message to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after he completed his £40m move to Liverpool yesterday.
While the message itself is unremarkable, the tag #shaaambles at the end of it raised some eyebrows.
People’s immediate reaction was to think that Ramsey was describing the club’s decision to sell Chamberlain to Liverpool.
However, the Welshman has taken to Twitter to clarify the comment.
Let's all calm down, 'Shaaambles' was a nickname used as a joke for the ox sometimes around the training ground. #personaljoke
— Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey) August 31, 2017
Not being privy to what the Arsenal players call each other on the training ground, we’ll have to take his word for it.
Social media can be a delicate place. It doesn’t take much to spark a controversy and Ramsey should have known better than to leave in any words that could be misinterpreted.
In-jokes are in-jokes for a reason. They generally shouldn’t see the light of day.
Granted, now that we know what Chamberlain’s nickname was, we can happily adopt it for when he balloons a cross into the Kop next matchday.
In any case, there’s no controversy here. Ramsey is one of the more normal and understated personalities in the squad, and is unlikely to stir up anything in public.