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Fans rage at Ruben Dias being named Player of the Season, claiming Harry Kane was ‘brutally robbed’

Fans FUME at Ruben Dias being named Premier League Player of the Season as they claim Tottenham star Harry Kane was ‘brutally robbed’ after ending the campaign as top scorer and assist maker

Fans have reacted with anger after Manchester City defender Ruben Dias was named Premier League Player of the Season – as they believed Harry Kane was more worthy of the award.

Portuguese defender Dias was crowned as the league’s best player on Saturday after being a standout star in Pep Guardiola’s defence as City romped to their third title in four seasons.

But supporters expressed their disapproval of the choice for the award, even though the prize was partly decided by a fan vote, as they believed England captain Kane – who finished the season as top goalscorer and assist maker – deserved it more.

Fans have reacted in anger on social media after Ruben Dias was named Player of the Season

Some fans believe that Harry Kane (left) deserved the best player award more than Dias (right)

Some fans believe that Harry Kane (left) deserved the best player award more than Dias (right)

One fan tweeted: ‘Harry Kane ROBBED, Dias impact has been so overstated he’s been nowhere Van Dijk levels, Harry Kane led the league in goals AND assists’

Another supporter posted: ‘Ruben Dias PL player of the season? Harry Kane brutally robbed.’

Meanwhile, one fan said: ‘Ruben Dias winning PL POTS over PL top goal scorer and playmaker Harry Kane is the biggest joke I’ve ever witnessed. Most overrated defender in the world.’ 

Fans claimed Kane was 'robbed' for not getting the award over the Manchester City defender

Fans claimed Kane was ‘robbed’ for not getting the award over the Manchester City defender

Another claimed: ‘Respect to Dias he was good, but Kane was better. It just shows that PL is biased towards team trophy instead of Individual excellence. LaLiga >>>>>’

The 24-year-old enjoyed an outstanding debut season in the Premier League after joining for £65million from Benfica last September. 

The Manchester City defender kept 15 clean sheets in 32 matches this season, as Guardiola’s side won the title by 12 points, clinching the achievement on May 11 with three games to go.

The award was decided by a mixture of fan votes and advice given from an expert panel of judges. Dias was also crowned the Football Writers’ Player of the Year last month for his role at title-winners City.  

England captain Kane was the Premier League's top goalscorer and assist maker this season

England captain Kane was the Premier League’s top goalscorer and assist maker this season

Dias, on the other hand, helped City keep 15 clean sheets in his 32 games to win the title

Dias, on the other hand, helped City keep 15 clean sheets in his 32 games to win the title

England captain Kane finished as the league’s top goalscorer and assist maker this season, with 23 goals and 14 assists for Tottenham this term. However, Tottenham ended up finishing in seventh place this season.

Dias also pipped team-mate Kevin de Bruyne to the award, with the Belgian midfielder being the only other City player to be nominated alongside the Portuguese star. 

There was no place in the shortlist for Ilkay Gundogan, who scored 11 goals in 11 matches over the winter to propel Guardiola’s side up the table. 

England trio Kane, of Tottenham, Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish and Chelsea star Mason Mount were also listed along with Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek.

The Portuguese defender was also crowned Football Writer's Player of the Year last month

The Portuguese defender was also crowned Football Writer’s Player of the Year last month

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