McCoist slams Man Utd’s Lingard over holiday Snapchat

Date published: Thursday 20th June 2019 3:32

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Rangers legend Ally McCoist thinks a Snapchat that Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard posted of himself on holiday shows that he is not “a role model” for youngsters.

In the video, Lingard gives a tour of the rooms he and his friends – including United striker Marcus Rashford – are staying in while abroad.

The England international is heard swearing and shouting with one friend making a thrusting movement towards a pillow.

There has been lots of criticism and support for Lingard with some holding a similar view to McCoist, while others have urged them to leave him alone.

“The sad thing is I’m not surprised, I don’t know if any of this nonsense on social media surprises me anymore,” McCoist said on talkSPORT.

“I understand totally that social media is a massive part of today’s world, particularly with the younger generation.


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“But at the same time, surely you’ve got to show a bit of responsibility and common sense when you’re using it.

“I’m looking at the reaction from Manchester United fans, and they’re worse than angry, they feel completely let down.

“He’s well entitled to go on holiday and have a good time, but why would you put something like that on social media? Does he actually think that’s going to benefit him?

“I don’t think there’s ever been as much of a gulf between the top players and the fans. Young fans are looking for role models – that isn’t a role model.

“Bryan Robson, Roy Keane, Sir Alex Ferguson, imagine them watching that – what are they thinking?”

 

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