‘This is not really acceptable’: Scotland fans take aim at their ’embarrassing’ captain Andy Robertson for ‘boozing’ at Liverpool’s trophy parade just 72 hours before his country’s huge World Cup play-off against Ukraine
- Liverpool held an open-top bus parade on Sunday to celebrate their season
- Andy Robertson attended the event, and was filmed with alcohol in his hand
- Scotland are due to play Ukraine in a World Cup play-off match on Wednesday
- Some Scotland fans were angry at Robertson for drinking before a crucial game
Andy Robertson has been slammed by some Scotland supporters after ‘boozing’ at Liverpool’s open-top bus parade on Sunday just 72 hours before his nation’s crucial World Cup play-off semi-final against Ukraine.
Liverpool organised the event after winning the Carabao Cup and FA Cup this season, and it still went ahead despite the team losing the Champions League final the previous day.
Thousands of Liverpool fans lined the streets, and Robertson appeared to be enjoying himself as he was filmed with a beer in hand on the bus. A number of Scotland fans were less than impressed with his celebrations, though.
Liverpool laid on an open-top bus parade on Sunday after their successful campaign
Andy Robertson was filmed with a beer in hand as he danced to Calvin Harris’s DJ set
Robertson did not hold back in his celebrations during Liverpool’s open-top bus parade
One fan felt Robertson’s drinking was unacceptable given that Scotland play on Wednesday
Another fan felt Robertson’s behaviour sent out the wrong message ahead of a huge match
‘Big fan of Andy Robertson and everything he has done for Scotland. However this is not really acceptable for a Scotland captain 3 days before one of the biggest games in recent history. Better put in a big performance on Wednesday night,’ one fan wrote on Twitter.
‘Really isn’t a good look for Robertson. Huge game for Scotland coming up and he’s a few hours down the road getting onit,’ another fan added.
Meanwhile, one supporter branded Robertson’s behaviour as ‘pathetic’, claiming his actions were indefensible.
‘Andy Robertson getting onit and boozing with the Liverpool team to celebrate winning 2 cups instead of getting himself ready for a massive game for Scotland on Wednesday is embarrassing btw.
‘You’ll get folk who defend him but as captain that’s pathetic,’ they posted on social media.
One supporter labelled Robertson’s ‘boozing’ as ‘pathetic’ ahead of Scotland’s play-off match
Another fan seemed to suggest Robertson should have reported for international duty instead
Robertson is set to captain his country against Ukraine in a World Cup play-off semi-final
‘Andy Robertson is doing an open top bus parade for a carabao cup instead of joining the Scotland camp for a semi final a few days away,’ another supporter wrote, questioning the 28-year-old’s decision to delay his arrival for international duty.
However, the full-back was not completely condemned for joining in the celebrations, with one Twitter user writing that they did not have a major problem with it, as long as Robertson was available for training on Monday.
‘Andy Robertson having a couple of beers isn’t a huge deal IMO,’ they wrote.
‘IF that means he misses tomorrow’s session with NT that changes things a bit. It’s one of our biggest games in decades & you need to put in the work in training.
‘However as I see it now, not too much of an issue.’
Robertson was defended by one supporter in the aftermath of the bus parade
Robertson took to Twitter himself afterwards to declare himself ready to play for Scotland
Robertson took to Twitter himself on Sunday evening, thanking Liverpool fans before turning his attention to representing his country.
‘Can’t tell you how much that means to everyone that, best fans in the world. Now Scotland Time,’ he wrote, using an image of his nation’s flag.
Scotland will play Ukraine on Wednesday night at Hampden Park, and the victors will take on Wales on Sunday for a place at the World Cup in Qatar later this year.