John Arne Riise criticised Dejan Lovren on Twitter last night, but we think it was uncalled for.
The central defender was the player selected to speak in the pre-match press-conference ahead of tonight’s tie with Maribor in the Champions League.
Lovren was immediately asked by a journalist about Saturday’s incident in which it looked like Romelu Lukaku purposely kicked his face against Manchester United.
Here’s what Lovren said, when ASKED about the incident:
Lovren: he did it on purpose. pic.twitter.com/oRfBQatBOp
— Jordan A Chamberlain (@Jordan_AC90) October 16, 2017
He also went on say that ,”We need to move on. That is football, part of the game,” according to BBC Sport, but former left-back Riise still took offence:
Please Lovren. Just get on with it and let it go. Game is done and you should use your energy focusing on your game and our team
— John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) October 16, 2017
Lovren gets enough stick from his own fans without ex-pros weighing in on him too.
We like Riise a lot and think he should be given a role with the club, but in this instance, think he’s got it wrong.