Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is on the receiving end of a fair amount of abuse on Twitter tonight after starting Hugo Lloris as his captain against Manchester United.
Many fans are not at all impressed that the Spurs goalkeeper has retained his place and the armband after being charged for drink driving, as mentioned below in a tweet from Evening Standard reporter Dan Kilpatrick.
The French shot-stopper is undoubtedly one of the finest in the Premier League in his position, having been a key player for Tottenham for many years now.
#thfc Lloris plays & retains the capacity after drink driving charge, & there's a first appearance of the season for Rose & a first start for Dembele. Lucas retains his place. Sanchez dropped at OT for second year running. https://t.co/x4hw7wjrB4
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) August 27, 2018
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 27, 2018
However, what kind of message does it send out that one can behave so recklessly, putting one’s own life and the lives of others in so much danger, and yet continue to lead one of the biggest clubs in the country?
It’s little surprise this has gone down so badly, with a number of supporters tweeting that it’s “shameful” and “disgraceful” that he’s continuing to play as club captain at Old Trafford this evening…
Disgraceful to see loris is still captain, what sort of role model is he to young children, whom may now also drink drive.
— – (@whalebiologist8) August 27, 2018
— bradders (@Realbradbennett) August 27, 2018
Lloris remaining as captain is a disgrace.
— thomas (@NUFCThomas_) August 27, 2018
No saying this as a United fan but Lloris starting tonight is a fucking disgrace
— Liam Myers (@myerss4) August 27, 2018
Wtf why isnt Lloris in prison
— Ali (@Alidvocate) August 27, 2018
Lloris keeps the captaincy days after being charged with drunk driving at 2am. Rose largely sidelined for a year for giving an actually quite tepid interview. Not a good look, in my opinion.
— James Maw (@JamesMawFFT) August 27, 2018
How is Hugo Lloris still allowed to play
— Bradley Hines (@Bradley__Hines) August 27, 2018
Good to see that Lloris is being punished by Spuds for drink driving he's named as captain disgraceful
— Mathew Weeks-Platt (@danger2bananas) August 27, 2018