WOUT WEGHORST has defended himself after coming under fire online after he touched the “This is Anfield” sign.
BBCWout Weghorst has defended himself after he was slammed for touching the ‘This is Anfield’ sign[/caption]
BBCHe claimed he was trying to stop Virgil van Dijk from touching it[/caption]
GettyWeghorst insisted that he is dedicated to Man United[/caption]
However, he failed in his attempts as Man United went on to lose the Premier League clash 7-0.
Weghorst explained his touching of the sign on social media saying: “Normally I never react on media topics, but for this one it’s worth it because you amazing United fans are so important to me.
“So I just want to clarify the video that is doing the rounds.
“From the national team, I know that Virgil always touches that sign and I went to stop him touching it to try and wind him up before the game.
“As I child I supported FC Twente and as a proud player for Manchester United, my dedication to this incredible club can never be questioned.
Sunday was a terrible day for all of us, we are putting everything into making it right in the next weeks.
“We will bounce back together and achieve our aims this season.”
However, fans have not bought into his explanation as one posted a GIF of Will Ferrall in the film Anchorman saying “I don’t believe you”.
A second wrote: “B*****s should never put the United top on again touching the dirty badge.”
A third tweeted: “What a lot of c**p.”
A fourth commented: ” Is that a valid explanation? When you see the video and not just the still image I can kinda see it, but he left his hand hanging for waaaay too long on that thing.”
A fifth said: “You believing this?”