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.
The England international is heard swearing and shouting with one friend making a thrusting movement towards a pillow.
Jesse Lingard posted this video on his snapchat. This man definitely had about ten bottles of Ciroc before uploading this. Ole won’t be happy 😂 pic.twitter.com/BMZVqyeZJD
— Devils of United (@DevilsOfUnited) June 19, 2019
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.
“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?”
Struggling to comprehend why grown men are working themselves into a rage about Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford enjoying their holiday
— Matthew Stanger (@MatthewStanger) June 20, 2019
Why Lingard feels the need to do this is beyond me. Of course he’s entitled to a holiday but he’s at one of the biggest clubs in the world. Doesn’t help him at all imo #MUFC pic.twitter.com/LASaU8EsSv
— Tom McDermott (@MrTomMcDermott) June 19, 2019