Joe Gomez was abused by Liverpool fans after congratulating Wayne Rooney on Twitter
Joe Gomez took to Twitter to congratulate Wayne Rooney last night.
The England captain scored his 50th goal for England, surpassing Bobby Charlton's long standing national team record, as England won 2-0 against Switzerland.
Liverpool defender Gomez, like many other England fans, congratulated Rooney on reaching milestone.
However, some Liverpool fans on Twitter didn't take kindly to a player congratulating the captain of bitter rivals Manchester United and the backlash became so great Gomez deleted the tweet.
@J_Gomez97 mate we don't like Man Utd players, please snap him on Saturday 👍🏻
— Joe Courtney (@joeclfc) September 8, 2015
@J_Gomez97 never say anything positive about an United player
— Lille trille (@holddetekte) September 8, 2015
Thankfully, there were also some more level headed Liverpool fans who saw no foul in Gomez's tweet.
Heard Joe Gomez had to delete a tweet wishing Rooney coz of LFC fans' abuse. This is seriously getting out of hand! Who are these morons!?!
— MM (@mmwrites) September 9, 2015
That is poor if a minority of our fans did abuse Joe Gomez for tweeting congratulations to Wayne Rooney. #LFC
— SW (@DiscoStu442) September 9, 2015