Manchester United fans hit out at English media for the reporting of the drunk-driving incident of Liverpool talisman Roberto Firmino in contrast to the treatment received by Wayne Rooney.
Manchester United icon Wayne Rooney has been castrated a lot, both on social media and by the press, during his footballing career. But the criticism reached a whole new high after the club captain was clicked with drinks in his hand at a public gathering.
Now, Liverpool attacker Roberto Firmino has come under the radar for drinking and driving, which is, in all seriousness, a very serious offence. But one could not help but marvel at the difference in the reports of the two incidents by the press and media.
And fans have taken to Twitter to express their frustration and melancholy for the differential treatment while also sympathizing with Wayne Rooney.
Yaya Toure and Roberto Firmino both caught drink driving but somehow Rooney getting drunk and taking pics with fans get more of a reaction.
— Captain Fantastic (@ManUtdFaithful) December 26, 2016
— Ronan Kearney (@Kearney1085) December 28, 2016
Firmino n Toure get done 4 drink driving n it’s “being out n about”/”mistake” Rooney gets drunk takes a few pics n he a disgrace 2 football
— Laura Hankinson (@JustLaurahhh) December 27, 2016
All the shit Rooney got for being drunk in a hotel with no game for a week and Firmino caught drink driving 2 days ago and he starts today?🐸
— Paul O’Conor (@pauloconor10) December 27, 2016
Rooney has a few drinks on his day off in a hotel, crucified.
Firmino drink drives, endangers lives and gets this. The hypocrisy is real. pic.twitter.com/QoGMMVf9Pt
— BigSport (@BigSportGB) December 29, 2016
Yaya & Firmino Charged with drink driving…..
But the press put Rooney on the front page for having a couple of pints in the team hotel.
— @ManUtd_HQ (@ManUtd_HQ) December 27, 2016
Rooney drinking in a hotel media criticises him firmino drinks and drives and could of killed someone the media makes a joke about it
— The World Of Zlatan (@WeAreAUtdClub) December 29, 2016
The difference in how the media treated Rooney when he had a drink in a hotel and when Firmino got caught drink driving is disgusting.
— Sean Davies (@Sean_R_D) December 29, 2016
Wayne Rooney has a drink, social media and the press meltdown. Calls for his head etc. Firmino charged with drink driving. Silence
— Paul (@paul_1609) December 29, 2016
— Roy (@Rvk2a) December 29, 2016
Rooney gets absolutely slaughtered around having a few drinks in a team hotel, yet Firmino manages to achieve a headline that pokes fun…
— Alan Tonge (@Alan_Tonge) December 29, 2016
But, there were a few Liverpool supporters who continued to support their current talisman.
— Phil Rowsell (@rowsell84) December 27, 2016
Cop- “if you carry on driving drunk you will end up hitting a post or two”
— Liverpool HUB🔴 (@LiverpoolHub_) December 27, 2016