Cruel trolls have mocked football teenage sensation Ryan Sessegnon’s girlfriend after they arrived together at last night’s PFA awards ceremony.
Fulham wonderkid Sessegnon, who turns 18 next month, was nominated for the PFA’s young player of the year award, the first player from outside of the top flight to be shortlisted.
However the England U21 star’s girlfriend Lacie Southion, also 17, was mocked on Twitter after they appeared together at the event in Grosvenor House, in central London.
Cruel trolls mocked Fulham superstar sensation Ryan Sessegnon’s girlfriend on Twitter after they arrived at the PFA awards ceremony together last night
Vile trolls joked about Lacie’s weight after they posed for a picture together at the 45th PFA awards ceremony.
One wrote: ‘I’d be very embarrassed if that was my girlfriend to be honest…’
Another said: ‘Someone’s had too many of the pre-ceremony snacks.’
Another cruel commentator said: ‘Tell the missus she has to go gym if she wants to be seen at awards shows together.’
However the majority rushed to defend Sessegnon’s girlfriend and rounded on the trolls.
One said: ‘People are low lives. Don’t you have anything else to do other than make fun out of someone’s girlfriend?’
Another wrote: ‘Fantastic footballer, gorgeous girlfriend, talented man, big future ahead.’
Ryan Sessegnon celebrates after scoring against Premier League-bound Wolves in February
The Fulham teenage sensation with his partner Lacie Southion at the EFL Awards on April 15
Maxine Thurston wrote: ‘As a Fulham fan, I’m ashamed to read a lot of these responses. She’s a beautiful, normal, almost certainly grounded and kind person if she’s with @RyanSessegnon and you are all going to ruin her shine. Go away and talk about something shallow to people like you. We aren’t.’
Another said: ‘Wow didn’t realise you have to be a stick insect to be a footballer’s girlfriend now days! People need to grow up, she’s stunning.’
Sessegnon, who is being touted as a potential England World Cup wildcard call-up, has enjoyed a stunning season at promotion chasing Fulham.
Last week the 17-year-old was named the Championship player of the season, young player of the season and apprentice of the season, as well as earning his place in the team of the season and the club-developed XI.
He was the first player outside the top flight to be shortlisted for the PFA’s young player of the year award, which was won by Manchester City’s Leroy Sane.
Sessegnon has been with Fulham since he was eight years old, with twin brother Steven also on the books at Craven Cottage.
The £50million rated teenager is likely to attract a bidding war this summer, particularly if Fulham fail to win promotion to the Premier League.