Jesse Lingard had his team delete a social media post after paying tribute to the victims of the Manchester bombing in 2017.
While Lingard himself hardly meant any harm with the post, someone should have advised the Manchester United midfielder not to add the ‘JLingz’ brand logo to his tribute for those who lost their live during the terror attack.
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Of course, he’s a Manchester lad. This tragic event would have hit home for Lingard like he did for the rest of us — Mancunian or not, if you’re human you’re human.
But adding the ‘JLingz’ logo was a bit tacky and they rightly removed it from Lingard’s accounts.
It must be said that we don’t think Lingard was in any way responsible for the post. Perhaps that’s naive on our part, but how many United players do you think run their own social media? I’d imagine very few.
Fans on Twitter were quick to show their disapproval.
A logo on a message of rememberance is always a nice touch pic.twitter.com/W2lkr3WFaa
— Cants (@cantsey) May 22, 2019
Lingard putting his brand name in a remembrance post. Twice. Where do you even begin…
— Kyle Hardman (@KyleSHardman) May 23, 2019
Unbelievable!!! This is DISGUSTING !!!!
— Dalia Khashan (@DaliaKhashan) May 23, 2019
What an absolute state @ManUtd bin him.
— Joe C Maskery (@JCMaskery) May 23, 2019
Every club employs someone to come in & talk to players regarding the use of social media & the consequences of posting stuff .. Man Utd players have made some massive fuck ups with their postings, Jones, Pogba & now Lingard all bringing embarrassment on the club & themselves 🤷🏻♂️
— Jimmy McBride (@jimmymcbride1) May 22, 2019
Can’t Lingard just put that down to his marketing team like the other dickheads in the squad? The usual apologists will no doubt be trotting that line out soon.
— Stuart (@__Bingo) May 22, 2019