The England international blazed his spot-kick over in last night’s Capital One Cup shootout defeat and the Chorlton division took the opportunity to stick the boot in
Manchester United utility man Phil Jones has been the subject of a remarkable Twitter trolling – from Greater Manchester Police.
David Moyes’ side were dumped out of the Capital One Cup on penalties by Sunderland last night, as they suffered yet another home defeat.
21-year-old Jones was one of four United players to miss in the dreadful shoot-out, although his spot-kick – which was blazed over the bar – was quite comfortably the worst.
And just minutes after his effort, Chorlton police, a division of the Greater Manchester force, decided to take the opportunity to have a laugh at his expense.
The tweet read: “Football found in Chorlton; early investigations suggest it may belong to Phil Jones ; /.”
Football found in Chorlton; early investigations suggest it may belong to Phil Jones ;/
— GMP Chorlton (@GMPChorlton) January 22, 2014
Understandably, the post has received over 2,000 retweets and 500 favourites, with many neutrals clearly enjoying the current state of affairs at Old Trafford.
The light-hearted joke was quickly followed by a more serious post, advising followers to make sure they had their windows and doors locked up last night.
While the force appeared to have too much time on their hands, one emergency service had to deal with a particularly ‘urgent’ matter.
Following the defeat, a distressed United fan decided to phone 999 and demanded to speak to legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson to discuss the current predicament at Old Trafford.
The Greater Manchester Police took the opportunity to advise football fans to deal with defeats in their own way, rather than contact the emergency services, no matter how serious your feelings may be.