Sometimes, fans go too far.
Whether they mean it or not, they just do, and Mario Rui’s latest social media move is proof of that, coming after an unfortunate performance against Liverpool.
The Napoli defender wasn’t at his best against Jürgen Klopp’s men in midweek, and it’s easy to see why since he was facing a Mohamed Salah with something to prove.
Bad performances happen, they’re a part of football.What happened off the back of that, however, isn’t great, as fans of the Serie A side took to the player’s Instagram, leaving stream after stream of abusive comments, which led the left-back to delete his account permanently, according to Il Mattino.
It just all feels like such a waste.
Now how will we find out what Mario Rui did on holiday or had for breakfast? You know, what Instagram is used for.
It’s not a place for hurling abuse at people. We thought that was Twitter.