After a dismal Euro 2016 campaign, things went from bad to worse for Chris Smalling, as he fell ill due to food poisoning.
The last few weeks have just not gone right for Chris Smalling. It all began with a disappointing Euro 2016 run that ended in a shambolic defeat to Iceland, and now the defender finds himself hospitalized due to a bout of food poisoning.
Earlier, reports suggested that the defender had been stung by a jellyfish while on vacation on Bali. In an image shared on social media, the 25-year-old is pictured wearing a neck brace and a guard on his head. The only plausible reason the Sun could see was that he suffered from a surfing accident due to which he was hospitalized.
Smalling’s club Manchester United then broke the ice about his situation, by releasing a statement saying that he suffered from food-poisoning, and had collapsed the previous day. The excerpt failed to mention the reason for him wearing external coverings on his face and neck.
However, fans on Twitter saw the funny side of it:
Not sure if Chris Smalling or Captain Lance Murdock 🤔 pic.twitter.com/nGNJvBB5KI
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) July 4, 2016
This is Chris Smalling after “Food Poisoning”. What did he eat, a car crash? pic.twitter.com/MTm1ZqTowA
— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) July 4, 2016
I wonder what sort of food poisoning left smalling in a neck brace 🙈🤔 #MUFC
— Jade ♡ (@JadeStamate) July 4, 2016
Wonder if Chris Smalling is just the start of a Final Destination-style series of mishaps for England’s twenty-two EURO FLOPS this summer.
— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) July 4, 2016
Chris Smalling has reportedly suffered ‘food poisoning’ while on holiday, don’t worry you’re fine just sign this. pic.twitter.com/LfRc2gWDvp
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) July 4, 2016
At the Euros, #Eng have the backbone of a jellyfish.
— NOW TV Sport (@NOWTVSport) July 4, 2016
Phil Jones a bit jealous Chris Smalling got stung by a jellyfish in the head first!
— Barney @Red News (@barneyrednews) July 4, 2016
Thought Chris Smalling was trending cause he’d finally came out
— Robyn (@robynlarr) July 4, 2016
Chris Smalling food poisoning was a delayed reaction to Iceland
— Jb Spillane (@jbspill) July 4, 2016
It’s bad news for England when Chris Smalling can get closer to a Jellyfish more than he can to an Icelandic forward.
— Azzam (@JonSunno) July 4, 2016
Chris Smalling has food poisioning? Great excuse to go buy John Stones #GoDoIt
— Joe (@Matassist) July 4, 2016
Chris Smalling feints on holiday. Not food poisoning, he’s just realised we lost to Iceland. Yes that’s right Chris, fucking Iceland!
— Darren Pearce (@KopiteDarren) July 4, 2016
— Steven Merrick (@steve_sjm7) July 4, 2016
#ChrisSmalling has fainted on holiday, apparently from food poisoning.
Not acute embarrassment as first thought.
— Tim Duckworth (@timduckworth2) July 4, 2016
— Microwavable Quaver (@MicrowaveQuaver) July 4, 2016
— Will Martin (@Willmart647) July 4, 2016