'We expect a public flogging': Twitter reacts to dreadful Fellaini cameoPublished December 05, 2016
Marouane Fellaini has become the latest player to be mocked on Twitter following an awful late cameo against Everton that saw the Belgian gift a penalty in the 1-1 draw.
Leading 1-0 after Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s smartly-taken goal on the stroke of half-time, Jose Mourinho responded to a late aerial bombardment by bringing on the ex-Toffee in the 85th minute with the purpose of shoring up his defence.
But far from having the desired effect, the lanky midfielder instead provoked anger on social media after giving away a late penalty for a challenge on Idrissa Gueye that helped Everton earn a share of the spoils.
Here’s the best of what Twitter had to offer following the match.
Some supporters unsurprisingly used comic music to accompany images of the gaffe…
Fellaini came on in the 85th minute today...?— Mitch Clarke (@mitch5clarke) December 4, 2016
This was his contribution...? pic.twitter.com/JrYxQXKqsO
While others simply highlighted the Belgian’s negative influence on the side in stats…
Man Utd's Premier League win % since the start of 2015/16:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) December 4, 2016
With Marouane Fellaini = 34.4%
Without Marouane Fellaini = 60.8%
Says it all. ? pic.twitter.com/3vwTX3cwUQ
One poster imagined the reaction of fans at the game…
Manchester United fans when they see Fellaini. pic.twitter.com/U8ELTSznK8— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) December 4, 2016
While a former teammate wasn’t particularly surprised at all…
Osman on Fellaini: "He's always been clumsy like that. When he played for us we wanted him as far away from our box as possible."
Osman on Fellaini: "He's always been clumsy like that. When he played for us we wanted him as far away from our box as possible."— Man Utd Malaysia (@MUFC_Malaysia) December 5, 2016
Mourinho publicly slated Luke Shaw for a bad performance against Watford. We expect a public flogging for Fellaini on MUTV tomorrow #MUFC— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) December 4, 2016