Neal Maupay can’t stop making controversial moments during big games, the man that has faced the wrath of Arsenal and Manchester United fans, has now done something against Liverpool.
In the 18th minute of the Premier League encounter, the Seagulls were gifted a glorious opportunity to upset the reigning champions as they were awarded a penalty after a Neco Williams blunder.
Maupay stepped up and sent his spot-kick wide of the post, leaving Jurgen Klopp, Alisson and the Reds absolutely delighted.
Just a couple of minutes later, Maupay went down with an apparent injury, which some football fans was conveniently ‘faked’ in an effort to avoid further embarrassment after the penalty miss.
Maupay was visibly angry as treatment from the physio wasn’t enough to save him from having to go off, he then stormed down the tunnel as he wiped his face. The ace was replaced by Leandro Trossard.
Pictures from BT Sport.
Here’s how some football fans have reacted to the moment:
Maupay was so embarrassed he faked an injury
— e (@IlDuce_6) November 28, 2020
Maupay really missed a pen then faked an injury to hide himself from the embarrassment. What a spoon.
— §overeign Natcho????????? (@KingNatchoIV) November 28, 2020
Can’t believe Maupay has faked injury after his poor pen #brighton
— Ricci Ashoori (@RicciAshoori) November 28, 2020
Poor from Maupay. Deserter. Fakes injury after missed pen. #BHALIV
— ?Danny Barratt (@barratt1980) November 28, 2020
Maupay is an absolute disgrace. Misses a penalty and then fakes an injury to come off and moan. Poor mentality for someone who’s on tens of thousands of pounds
— jj ? (@mufcmundane) November 28, 2020
Maupay misses a pen. and then fakes an injury. Bloody coward.
— Eddy (@edd180) November 28, 2020
#maupay feels so bad about missing the pen that he had to fake an injury ??????
— BAMBI TIACOH (@Bambi_tiacoh) November 28, 2020
It’s extremely harsh for some fans to accuse Maupay of feigning an injury in a big to escape the spotlight, in the midst of the moment some football enthusiasts may have got carried away.
This isn’t the kind of reaction that Graham Potter will have wanted to see from one of his leading players.