For the most part, many were sad to hear the news that Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard had retired from football. Not Manchester United or Chelsea fans though.
The 36-year-old confirmed the news in an exclusive interview with BT Sport, and the tributes soon poured in from supporters and pundits alike.
However, it was also an opportunity for rival supporters to have their fun with it and naturally that slip at Anfield was high on the list of jokes.
In truth, it has to be difficult for even the most ardent of United fan to not respect the loyalty and commitment Gerrard showed to Liverpool for almost two decades and the style of play that made him such an icon with the Anfield faithful.
Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t going to remind him of his shortcomings during his playing career which saw him make over 700 appearances for the Reds and there were certain events that he will want to forget but won’t be allowed to…
All the best to Steven Gerrard pic.twitter.com/Zszgn4iVKj
— Man United News (@ManUtdMEN) November 24, 2016
— Vikram (@thereversefIash) November 24, 2016
Who knew.. pic.twitter.com/xZVjFLqhlL
— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) November 24, 2016
– 212 Goals
– 3 League Cups
– 2 FA Cups
– 1 UEFA Cup
– 1 Champions League
One quote to remember him by: pic.twitter.com/N5fR1jiik0
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) November 24, 2016
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) November 24, 2016
Gerrard has retired. He wasn't truly horrific. That's all he's getting from me. Nowhere near the player Scholes was. Sky will milk this.
— ManUnitedTalk (@ManUnitedTalk) November 24, 2016
In a bewildering phenomena, thousands of Chelsea fans have just stopped what they're doing and started singing about Steven Gerrard.
— Dave Phillips (@lovefutebol) November 24, 2016
I thought Gerrard retired after the Chelsea slip.
— JustSomeLad. (@SomeEvertonFan) November 24, 2016
I see plenty Chelsea fans bringing up Gerrard's slip. Captain cost #LFC silverware
Of course something like that would never happen to them pic.twitter.com/jH4z51c6ul
— Conor McNamara (@ConorMcNamaraIE) November 24, 2016