Aymeric Laporte offers sarcastic response after Team of the Year snub
Tell us what you really think, Aymeric
Aymeric Laporte issued a sarcastic response after being snubbed from the PFA Team of the Year, with Manchester City also dropping a timely montage of the defender on social media.
The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) announced its yearly award winners on Thursday evening, with Liverpool's Mohamed Salah winning the Player of the Year, while City man Phil Foden picked up the Young Player of the Year for the second year in a row.
As well as handing out individuals awards, the PFA also named its team of the year - which was met with backlash from supporters of certain clubs, and even some players.
Despite winning the Premier League title, only three City players were included - Joao Cancelo, Kevin de Bruyne and Bernardo Silva.
Meanwhile, Liverpool had six stars in the team, with Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Thiago Alcantara, Sadio Mane and Salah all being selected.
⚽️ The PFA Premier League Team of the Year!
🇵🇹 João Cancelo
🇸🇳 Sadio Mané#PFAawards | #TOTY pic.twitter.com/x1MPQBOHrF
— Professional Footballers' Association (@PFA) June 9, 2022
Laporte makes his feelings known
One player was clearly annoyed by his omission, with Spain international Laporte posting a number of images on his Instagram story which denoted a number of key stats from his season.
They included the highest passing accuracy in the Premier League, the highest number of accurate passes per 90 minutes, the most completed passes in the league, most centre-back goals, most points in the Premier League history from first 100 games and the most 'last-man' tackles.
City also released a well-timed video on Twitter, which showed all of the 28-year-old's best moments from the season. While it remains unclear if it was a dig about the defender's absence from the PFA Team of the year, it certainly appears like it was.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) June 10, 2022
Laporte later posted a GIF of Jose Mourinho on Twitter, which denoted his now-infamous post-match press conference where he said: "I prefer really not to speak. If I speak I am in big trouble and I don't want to be in trouble."
— Aymeric Laporte (@Laporte) June 10, 2022
Pep Guardiola's side pipped the Reds to the title by one point, but were knocked out of the Champions League by eventual winners Real Madrid.
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