'Disrespectful', 'No class' - Everton fans furious after Lukaku celebration
By Abigail Withey
Everton fans have expressed their anger on social media after Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku celebrated passionately after scoring against his former club.
Jose Mourinho’s side sealed a 4-0 win over the Toffees on Sunday with Antonio Valencia, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Anthony Martial and Lukaku finding their way on the scoresheet.
The former Blues forward scored in the closing minutes of the game after his initial free-kick hit the wall, and his celebration included cupping his ear to booing Everton supporters.
The visiting fans were appalled by the 24-year-old’s celebration and have said that he doesn’t have an “ounce of respect” for his ex-club.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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Classless celebration proves @RomeluLukaku9 doesn't deserve to wear the @AngryBirds sleeve patch!!
— Josh Berger (@jcbergs) September 17, 2017
I see @RomeluLukaku9 didn't have an ounce of respect for the Everton fans. #goodriddance
— Stacy (@stacylousmith10) September 17, 2017
No class @RomeluLukaku9
— Oumar ???? (@UsmanovEmpire) September 17, 2017
Useless,lazy and slow. Lukaku with no class as with his transfer though.
— Andy (@howiseeit4) September 17, 2017
No it wasn't lukaku has no respect for the club that helped put his career back on track!! #hesajokeofaplayer
— Stephen Guy (@Steveguy1978) September 17, 2017
Banter ?? Rubbish ! Disrespectful and undignified idiot ????
— Jackie (@jazzyjjo89) September 17, 2017
Never despised an ex player more than Lukaku, one horrible, horrible man. Wouldn't be where he was today without us
— Sinéad Carty (@Sinead_Carty) September 17, 2017
The game also symbolised Wayne Rooney’s first reunion with his Manchester United team-mates since leaving Old Trafford to rejoin his boyhood club.
The 31-year-old was named in Ronald Koeman’s starting line-up to face his ex-squad but was taken off in the 82nd minute and replaced by Kevin Miralles.
Rooney’s return to Old Trafford was highly anticipated and, after he was substituted, the former skipper was given a standing ovation from the United fans as well as a handshake from ex-boss Mourinho.
As soon as Rooney left the pitch, the team seemed to suffer as the final three goals were all scored after the striker was in the dugout.
In other Everton news, fans are also in uproar after the Toffees announced a new deal.
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