Andrea Pirlo

New York City FC fans turn on Andrea Pirlo

New York City FC & Andrea Pirlo

He’s often dubbed the coolest and most sophisticated footballer on the planet.

He’s revered by fans all over the world for his style and suaveness.

But, for New York City FC fans, Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo has now become a liability.

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What’s happened?

Now 38, Pirlo is under contract in New York until New Year’s Eve in 2017.

But it’s unclear how many more times he’ll turn out for New York City FC as their fans have become increasingly vocal about Pirlo’s inability to cut it in the MLS.

Last weekend, Patrick Vieira’s side were smashed 4-0 away in Toronto, leaving NYCFC in third place in the table, six points behind the Canadians.

During the Toronto game, Sebastian Giovinco managed to exploit huge amounts of space given to him by Pirlo as the Atomic Ant found the target.

Cue the hate

Pirlo has now come under a barrage of abuse on social media.

Will New York City FC fans manage to put enough pressure on Vieira that Pirlo will be benched?

The angry tweets are below.