In recent seasons when Andile Jali played for Oostende in Belgium, Orlando Pirates fans were always dreaming of their midfield maestro returning to the Ghosts.
It was a desperate hope when Bucs were struggling in the league, and now that Pirates are a force again, the fans are upset that Jali is linked with fierce rivals Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns.
Jali hasn't taken the criticism well, and here's how he's responded on Twitter.
We also include a bonus Tweet, this from Thandi Merafe of Orlando Pirates, who's not as upset as some South African fans about the retirement of a cricket legend, AB De Villiers. Maybe Pirates fans should be just as 'cool' about Jali not returning to Pirates.
We hear you. It's not the same thing at all. If Jali does eventually sign for a rival club, there's going to be a lot more banter online.
My name is Andile Ernest Jali ,,,, so I don’t know why people calling me names that I don’t know,,,, I’m not like anyone in my life so please guys, this is my life , my hurt and my happiness not anyone.— aj15jali (@andilejali870) May 24, 2018