Birmingham retire Jude Bellingham's No.22 shirt and the fans are mad
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Birmingham retire Jude Bellingham's No.22 shirt and the fans are mad

Birmingham fans were left baffled after the club announced on Thursday they were retiring Jude Bellingham's No.22 shirt. 

The youngster agreed on a £23m move to Borussia Dortmund last week, after an impressive campaign with the Championship club. 

The decision not to pass the jersey on has however irked fans, who argue that the 17-year-old had not attained legendary status despite his big-money move.

"In such a remarkably short space of time, Jude has become an iconic figure at Blues, showing what can be achieved through talent, hard work, and dedication," read part of the statement from the club. 

Adding: "And as such the club have decided it would be fitting to retire this number, to remember one of our own and to inspire others,"

Bellingham made 44 senior appearances for the club in the single-season he played for the senior team.

He has however been at the club since joining the Under-8 team.

Here are some of the responses;

The 17-year-old played his final game for Blues against Derby County on Wednesday night.

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