On Saturday, Theo Walcott helped lead Arsenal to a 2-0 victory over Tottenham during the third round of The FA Cup. However, during the end of the match, he suffered a left knee injury and ended up having to be carried off the field as a result of it. And as he made his way to the sideline, he signaled the 2-0 score to a bunch of Spurs' supporters who were jeering him.
Unfortunately, the news about Walcott's knee is not good. He sustained a ruptured ACL during the contest and will miss the next six months of action, meaning he will not be able to take part in the 2014 World Cup. Devastating news, right? Right. Except, of course, if you're a Spurs fan.
Shortly after news about Walcott's injury hit the 'net a short time ago, Tottenham fans (and others) went wild on Twitter with a series of disrespectful tweets and memes. They looked like this:
And even this:
How many months is Theo Walcott out for? pic.twitter.com/6Pd5nirb72— Darren NOT Fletcher (@thefletcher24) January 6, 2014
Not everyone poked fun at Walcott's injury. For instance, at least one person out there had the decency to speak out against those laughing at his injury:
On a more serious note, this Theo Walcott injury, I have no Idea how some of you can laugh with that.. Very sad to hear he'll miss WC14.— Leah #ÁnimoKhedira (@LeahVdc) January 6, 2014
But a quick search of "Theo Walcott" on Twitter reveals that that Twitter user is in the minority.
We get that you guys weren't happy with what Walcott did on Saturday. But damn. The tweets that we're seeing out there are just cold.
[via BBC Sport]