Wayne Rooney under Twitter fire after Steven Gerrard message
Wayne Rooney has come under fire from Manchester United fans on Twitter after posting a heartfelt message of praise to his former England team-mate Steven Gerrard.
United fans on social media channels relish any chance to poke fun at former Liverpool skipper Gerrard and they were quick to post a stream of abuse on Rooney’s Twitter timeline after he offered up a message to mark the retirement of his former team-mate.
The response was predictably toxic, even though the thousands of retweets and likes suggested many agreed with his warm sentiments.
This was the message the sparked a huge response from United supporters and while some of the replies were respectful, many were not:
One of the best I've played with. One of the best I've played against. One of the best there has ever been. Enjoy your retirement mate 👏🏼👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/Vh0vbxy6aS— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) November 25, 2016
@WayneRooney DELETE DELETE DELETE— reddevils1999 (@reddevils1982) November 25, 2016
@WayneRooney that slipping legend— Mustafic 👊 (@Simplymata8) November 25, 2016
@WayneRooney and one of the best to let the premier league SLIP away.— Fear Backstage (@SirAnaman) November 25, 2016
@WayneRooney one of the best. So not as good as Scholes.— Kenrick Nazareth (@Kennylul) November 25, 2016
@WayneRooney PLEASE RETIRE AS WELL YOU MEDIA HYPED AVERAGE FOOTBALLER.— GrandPilon (@ChaudPilon) November 25, 2016