Rob Wylie is a ‘fan’ who gets autographs from footballers so that he can sell the merchandise on the internet.
According to reports on Twitter, from multiple Liverpool fans and sources, he’s notorious for going round plenty of clubs and stopping cars to get players to sign things, which has actually been banned outside Melwood now purely because of his relentless behaviour.
Yesterday, a video went viral which shows Salah stuck in traffic ignoring a man that appears to be Wylie, being abused by the autograph hunter behind a camera phone. The Egyptian now faces a driving charge for using his phone behind the wheel, even though his vehicle is in traffic – and the club has unfortunately had to take action and help the police investigation (although we can imagine they’ve explained why they’ve been forced into the situation internally).
So rival fans are talking about Mo Salah not stopping while in a car for some fans, the man has scored 44 goals for Liverpool in one season and is one of the best players in the world. He can do whatever the fu*k he wants. pic.twitter.com/ek1gulY0ME
— Furious Firmino (@FuriousFirmino) August 13, 2018
But below, you’ll also see a video of allegedly the same man harassing Henrikh Mkhitaryan last season:
Rob Wylie harasses footballers to make them sign shirts. He then sells the shirts & makes money off it. Salah didn't want sign anything, same happened with Mkhitaryan and Pep Guardiola last year. Rob Wylie should be reported for harassment! pic.twitter.com/kVBkCCBOAk
— Aadam (@aadambirmingham) August 13, 2018
Twitter has named and shamed him, as it usually does in these situations, with many fans telling their own stories about Wylie:
The guy you can hear is Rob Wylie. A huge blert who follows the players around everywhere begging for autographs to sell to fans at huge profit. He's the reason I got so much shit a few seasons back from LFC security pre Palace. https://t.co/DNLSaFvTlh
— Dominic Campbell (@dom_campbell) August 13, 2018
This is a post on that Rob Wylie public Facebook page. #salah.
Bet he wasn't saying it when he signed this for his profit.
Salah was driving, did the right thing pic.twitter.com/ACs0N9NLK1
— jx designs (@jx_designs) August 13, 2018
The same Rob Wylie who filmed Salah right? pic.twitter.com/B0NH08XIg0
— 05:04 (@KopsVeryOwn) August 14, 2018
Video going round of Salah refusing to roll down his window to Rob Wylie. Rob Wylie is the reason the club banned autographs from vehicles. He sends kids into traffic to harass players for autographs, takes the stuff and sells it online. Been doing it for years, hence the new ban
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) August 13, 2018
The guys is Rob Wylie, and a United fan (I think.) He is well known for harassing footballers to make them sign shirts etc. He then sells the shirts & makes money off it. Vids of Mkhitaryan and Pep Guardiola both refusing to sign things for him went round last year.
— Luke Potter (@TheLukeyP) August 14, 2018
Wylie has admitted taking the video, but denied being with any children hunting for signatures at the time.
“Those claiming that I sent the video to the police because I was angry that Mo did not sign any autographs are liars and guilty of slander,” he wrote on Facebook.
“Those claiming I was with children at the time are liars. I was with one other adult at the time. There were other children present but none known to me.”