Ahead of their Premier League game against Burnley, Manchester United demonstrated their support for two injured players, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo, who have both suffered cruciate knee-ligament injuries.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 23, 2017
And it wasn’t just United players who joined in – Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi tweeted this.
— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) April 23, 2017
And although the intent was good, some United fans felt it was all a bit much from their club.
— @fanmanutd (@ednpraveen) April 23, 2017
Others felt differently – is there anything wrong with the shirt tribute for injured team-mates?
— James Kenny (@JamesyCantona) April 23, 2017
Some fans pointed out that while there is technically nothing wrong with wearing the name of your injured team-mate on your shirt, it is something they have mocked other fans for before…
Oh how we laughed when the City team all had Gundogan shirts on.
Today our boys warm up with Rojo and Zlatan shirts.
— Cockney Fred the Red (@notagloryhunter) April 23, 2017
Yes, Manchester City did exactly the same thing for injured midfielder Ilkay Gundogan earlier in the season.
So what do we think? A touching gesture, or an unnecessary overreaction?