Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has been sent abuse by fans on Instagram amid rumours that the German was a troublemaker under Frank Lampard.
Rudiger fell out of favour under Lampard’s stewardship, despite still being a starter for the German national team. He’s a player with a big reputation, so you could understand if he didn’t take so kindly to being continually omitted from the squad.
Rumours such as the below from @CarefreeYouth have suggested that Rudiger caused trouble for Lampard, news which has broken in wake of the Chelsea legend’s sacking yesterday morning.
And they have since been emphatically denied by players within the Chelsea ranks, including captain Cesar Azpilicueta, leaving egg on the face of those who spread the rumours.
— César Azpilicueta (@CesarAzpi) January 26, 2021
The rumours were, just that, rumours, but it didn’t stop some Chelsea fans from taking to Instagram and making their feelings known to the centre-back in the comments of his last post.
Emotions are running high after Lampard’s departure, so you can understand if they are taking their anger out on Rudiger amid all this speculation – but is this really necessary?
They’re left looking a little silly now it’s been discovered it was all lies. They have some apologising to do…
“You don’t deserve to play for this club anymore” …