Marco Reus has been chosen as FIFA 17’s cover star for the forthcoming year and it seems that fans are pretty underwhelmed about it.
The German international has had a pretty good week, after being named Borussia Dortmund captain and seeing his pal Mario Gotze return to the club from Bayern Munich.
And now he’ll follow in the footsteps of Leo Messi, Wayne Rooney and, erm, Jordan Henderson in becoming the footballer on the front cover of the world’s most popular and best selling console game after a vote via EA Sports’ website.
Reus is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars in football today, but regardless of his star status, some fans out there seem slightly disappointed that he beat Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Manchester United’s Anthony Martial to the prize:
If you voted Reus for the fifa cover block me
— PSG_fan (@ShantaRosberg) July 21, 2016
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) July 21, 2016
It's nice that Marco Reus got the FIFA 17 cover. I'm sure it will lift his spirits when he plays during his inevitable injury layoff.
— Brooks Peck (@BrooksDT) July 21, 2016
Absolutely gutted to not have Hazard on the Fifa 17 cover, how did Reus win it ?
— Chelsea Alerts (@ChelseaAlerts) July 21, 2016
How the hell Reus make the FIFA cover ??
— Margiela (@Richie_Milli) July 21, 2016
— Daniel ⚽ (@ItsYouDanDanwba) July 21, 2016
Marco Reus is now FiFa 17 cover.. lol i thought they were gonna give it to martial
— Jenkins (@AlvanJenkins) July 21, 2016
Reus on the cover of FIFA 17 ? it would have been Martial if it wasn't for Brexit
— New @ (@JustBanter__) July 21, 2016
Still don't understand how tf Marco Reus got the FIFA 17 Cover over James Rodriguez
— John Kovács (@johnkovacs14) July 21, 2016
Will it be just reus on the cover of fifa 17? @EASPORTSFIFA
— Umairhayat (@Umairhayat02) July 21, 2016
Reus is the cover of FIFA 17; contemplating whether I want to buy it still…
— ㅤㅤㅤ (@FutbolAlisha) July 21, 2016
Reus to be on the cover of Fifa 17. Voting process is rigged. No way can he get more votes than Martial. Lone warrior from a small time club
— Abhinav (@hbk_abhi) July 21, 2016
How did it get to be reus for FIFA 17 cover Biko!
— Louis (@Its_yoreli) July 21, 2016
What do you think? Who should be on the front cover?