Soon-to-be father announced his girlfriend's pregnancy like Deadline Day


Ah, you can't beat Deadline Day.

When the world of football winds down for the summer, there's always the transfer window to keep supporters occupied and it all culminates in one dramatic evening of comings and goings. 

In particular, the way that Sky Sports have covered the final day in recent years has risen it too iconic status with reports outside training grounds and, of course, the obligatory yellow ties.

It's become so engrained in England's footballing culture that supporters have poked fun at certain aspects over the years and we don't mean waving sex toys in the background of reports.

Rather, the most famous example came in 2015 when Andrew Paterson confirmed his new job at Asda by replicating the procedure on Deadline Day.

Deadline Day jokes

Tweeting an image of him signing his contract and standing with an Asda fleece, the Edinburgh Heriot-Watt University student went viral instantly and screenshots emerge every year.

His joke - which was 'liked' 34,000 times - had the caption: "Very happy to announce that i've renewed my contract with Asda and will continue working weekends for the near future."

However, even though this summer's Deadline Day has passed, we might well have found the best tweet since Paterson set the trend almost four years ago.


Deadline Day baby announcement

That's because Twitter user @idkitsamyxo revealed that her boyfriend Sean had announced her pregnancy on Facebook in the style of a summer transfer.

The first post read: "Big news coming later today people... watch this space," followed by: "UPDATE! New signing set to be announced shortly - sounds of positive vibes incoming."

Then, the piece de resistance shortly after: "We are excited to announced that we have signed baby McHugh on a life-time contract to the McHugh and Jordan family.

"His/hers contract is due to commence on 24/03/2020. Don't be fooled by the blue, we don't know the sex just yet."

Naturally, the final announcement was complete with images of a Gillingham jersey with McHugh on the back and two ultrasound images of the baby.

In being both hilarious and heartwarming, the news spread like wildfire on Twitter with 2,500 re-tweets and 32,000 'likes' to rival the classic Asda joke from 2015. 

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And based on the evidence of the tweet, we have no doubt that the baby will be indoctrinated into the world of Gillingham and will be in the Priestfield Stadium terraces in years to come.

We wish Amy and Sean all the best on their road to March 2020. Signing of the season, no question.

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