Mason Greenwood is feeling the burn of some negative publicity.
After the Manchester United youngster was axed from England duty for breeching COVID-19 protocols along with Man City’s Phil Foden, The Sun conveniently published historic photos of Greenwood apparently inhaling laughing gas.
The 18-year-old appeared to breathe in nitrous oxide from a balloon in a video filmed.
Gary Neville believes Greenwood is being victimised, branding The Sun’s article as “a step too far” on Sky Sports.
“At what point do we feel uncomfortable with things where you feel like someone is being victimised, I feel like this morning’s story off the ball of last week, what’s that going top do this morning top help that boy, it was a step too far for me!”
Footage below courtesy of Sky Sports:
🗣"At what point do we feel uncomfortable with things where you feel like someone is being victimised, I feel like this mornings story off the back of last week, what's that going to do this morning to help that boy, it was a step too far for me!" @GNev2 on Mason Greenwood pic.twitter.com/454Qv2wACS
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 13, 2020
One tweeter, by the username @Vintage_Utd, raises an important point about the video of Greenwood — published by The Sun. There’s no tattoo on his arm and he’s balked up a lot in recent months.
That video of Mason Greenwood inhaling Nos is probably 1-2 years old. There’s no tattoo on the arm, and he’s bulked up a lot in recent months. The press are just trying to knock a man when he’s already down after the incident in Iceland last week. Just leave the guy alone ffs. 👍
— Ryan. 🔴 (@Vintage_Utd) September 13, 2020
This is important because The Sun claim the video was filmed a number of weeks ago.