Of all the crossovers we ever thought we might see in the world of Xbox, Madden NFL 21 and SpongeBob wasn't one of them. Nevertheless, that's exactly what's happened in the game's 6v6 backyard mode, The Yard.

The crossover brings all-new content to The Yard, such as new game modes and a new location, but many fans certainly haven't taken to it too kindly, venting their frustration with the bizarre addition on Twitter.

In general, fans aren't criticising the new game modes and location itself, but rather that EA is spending time bringing SpongeBob into the game rather than focusing on key areas and fan requests such as "fixing" Franchise Mode.

"Spongebob really about to be in Madden before Assistant Coaches and Compensatory Picks. #FixMaddenFranchise"

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