Liverpool stars attract hate
An old video is being shared heavily on social media on Tuesday, as Liverpool haters line up to abuse the Reds and their star players.
The video in question features the Liverpool first team getting on a bus, while a throng of supporters tried to get the players to sign their stuff.
One by one the Liverpool players stepped on the bus, while making it crystal clear to their supporters that no autographs or selfies were happening.
Signing an autograph takes a few seconds. It makes all the difference to young fans.
Shame about this.pic.twitter.com/wZPiiMfwFw
— Mr Fixit (@mrfixitstips) July 17, 2017
For clarity, it’s clear the video is old for several reasons. One, Lucas Leiva is in it. Two, it features last season’s ‘toxic thunder’ third kit. And thirdly, it was filmed in England while the Reds are now in Asia on their pre-season tour.
Cue the hate
Despite the fact the video isn’t new, the Liverpool players are being slaughter by football fans on social media.
While some have tried to argue that the players were likely instructed by the club to ignore the fans, that’s failed to quell much of the online anger.
The tweets are below.
Absolute joke this. An not because it's Liverpool. A 2 minute autograph makes a kids year. Only sturidge an miller out of a full
— Paul King 1878 (@Paul_King06) July 17, 2017
Liverpool's ownership has shown it's arrogant crass disregard for the club's support by imposing this draconian no autograph signing policy
— Lee #FSG_OUT ✳✳✳✳✳🏆 (@liverbones75) July 17, 2017
I feel quite ashamed of Liverpool Football Club's policy of not signing autograph for any age of Fan. Quite disgusting. @PeterMooreLFC
— mickey1more (@mickey1more) July 17, 2017
Can tell someone like Klopp has told them not to sign. If u weren't a Liverpool fan, u wouldn't even want an autograph from that shit squad https://t.co/yJ2MHc0YY6
— Stephen Miller (@94stephenmiller) July 17, 2017
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) July 18, 2017
Weird how Liverpool Football Club was actually built by fans but now a fan can't even get an autograph
— Sam (@samlivesleylfc) July 17, 2017
Grown men (most likely older than these players) asking for autographs. Awful to see
— rhys🐴 (@thelungpatrol) July 18, 2017
This is a year old and they were told not to because they were late. All you meffs would fall in line to your boss' orders as well.
— Col (@ColTalbot1) July 18, 2017
That video of Liverpool players and manager refusing to sign autographs is appalling (bat Sturbridge and Milner). #CustomerFC
— Beav (@beav1967) July 18, 2017
The reason why Liverpool players are asked by the club not to sign things for the fans.
Fleecing you for every last penny. pic.twitter.com/a5wUJBlLYX
— Justin (@JuzaShannon) July 17, 2017