Burnley FC Won The Transfer Window With ‘Shrek’ Themed Video Announcement

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Burnley Football Club is fighting hard to get back into the Premier League.

The 140-year-old club currently leads the English League Championship (EFL), the second-tier division just below the Premier League. Burnley FC (62pts) hold a 5-point lead over Sheffield United (57pts) and are riding an 8-game win streak.

As a cherry on top, Burnley has just won soccer‘s January transfer window by releasing the best new player signing announcment video ever. It is a Shrek-themed video featuring Lord Farquaad.

For the announcment, Vincent Kompany’s squad has taken an iconic scene from Shrek where Lord Farquaad is speaking to the magic ‘mirror mirror on the wall’. And they’ve edited it perfectly.

This was, of course, to announce the signing of South African international Lyle Foster from Belgian side K.V.C. Westerlo.

Everyone agrees, this Burnley announcement is the best

Footie fans chimed in unanimously to agree this is the best player announcement of all time.

One journalist wrote “This is the best announcement I’ve ever seen.”

Another person chimed in wiht “This announcement video, is the most perfect of them all.” Someone else commented “I must say, I’m beginning to like this new Burnley.”

One person wrote “Wow take a bow. Phenomenal and fully worth the fine from Dreamworks Picture from commercial rights.”

Others chimed in with memes:

Burnley could run away with the Championship at this point:


Burnley were relegated to the Championship after the 2021-22 season. That culminated with a loss on the final match day of the season.

A lot could happen between now and the end of the season but for now, this is a huge ‘W’ for Burnley FC.

Here is the original Shrek scene as a comparison:

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