Liverpool’s Brazilian attacker Roberto Firmino was charged with drunk driving on Christmas eve, and the Kop has reacted furiously and hilariously in equal measure
The 25-year-old is an integral part of Jurgen Klopp’s set-up at Anfield, but has thrown his immediate future into jeopardy this X-mas. Firmino was charged with drunk driving by the Merseyside Police after being stopped in the early hours of Christmas eve.
It is a serious offence which could have massive repercussions on his relationship with the fans and the club. In addition to this, his hearing is on the same day as Liverpool v/s Chelsea, and Klopp may think twice about starting him in the game against Stoke City on Tuesday.
Liverpool fans were frustrated by this bit of bad news, and took to Twitter to vent their fury.
Lost both of my beautiful daughters to a drunk driver 2 years ago. I hope firmino is banned for life. @FA you need to send a message
— A \_ i (@roIlerCosta) December 26, 2016
Roberto Firmino has been charged with drunk driving and will appear in court on the 31st of January – the same day Liverpool plays Chelsea.
— Rousing The Kop (@RousingTheKop) December 26, 2016
Roberto Firmino charged with drink driving. Get a taxi. Complete idiot.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) December 26, 2016
If I made millions and lived in a country where they drive on the wrong side of the road…I’d have a driver. #Firmino has no excuse. Dumb.
— LFC STL (OLSC) (@LFC_STL) December 26, 2016
Firmino is a right idiot for that, no excuses
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) December 26, 2016
Firmino charged with drink driving. What a moron
— Bateson87 (@bateson87) December 26, 2016
Ffs Firmino did something stupid. He made a mistake. Humans make mistakes. Simple. Move on
— FirmLFC (@FirmLFC) December 26, 2016
Fuckinghell Bobby lad, drink driving and you have to go to court same day we play Chelsea 🙄🙄 wow, just wow 😂😂
— Bobby Loves Booze (@Firmino_Magic) December 26, 2016
However, there was also some quite hilarious banter doing the rounds after the news broke. It happened to coincide with the discovery of a Firmino doppelganger, which was brought up by the Twitter jokers, and there’s also a number of conspiracy theory involving the Brazilian’s hairstyle and teammate Daniel Sturridge.
My theory is that Firmino’s man bun is what kept him acting responsibly and now it’s gone, HE’S AN ANIMAL,
— Anfields Latest (@TheKopsLatest) December 26, 2016
Firmino cleared of drink driving after Laura from Lancashire comes forward to say it was really her pic.twitter.com/9YBBgAlYxX
— The LFC Ticket Men (@TheLFCTicketMen) December 26, 2016
Sturridge: Hey Bobby, before you go wanna beer?
Firmino: No thanks amigo
Sturridge: Don’t worry mate, non alcoholic 😉
Firmino: Oh, ok amigo pic.twitter.com/fG3MhgY2If
— Kyran (@lfckyran) December 26, 2016
Has anyone stopped and thought Roberto Firmino was a huge George Michael fan?
We all have pressures.
— ThatGed™ (@ThatGed) December 26, 2016