‘Do you need to be doing this lad?’ Former England footballer Steven Gerrard is mocked by fans for ‘trying to sell scented CANDLES on his Instagram account’
- Supporters ridiculed the Liverpool legend for posing with the candles online
- Followers flocked to profile to brand the picture ‘pathetic’ and ‘disgusting’
- He was previously criticised for plugging Angel Revive water on his account
- Drink firm admitted on its website there is ‘no proof’ behind health claims
Football fans have rushed to ridicule former Liverpool ace Steven Gerrard as they accused him of trying to flog candles on social media.
Supporters roasted the Rangers boss after he was pictured in front of a table loaded with high-end candles and scented sticks complete with a link to the manufacturer.
Followers hurled vitriol at Gerrard, with one calling him ‘pathetic’ and a ‘t***’ while another branded the post ‘disgusting’.
One fan asked the former England player: ‘Do you need to be doing this lad?’
Another wrote: ‘Imagine being a Rangers player seeing your manager advertising candles on Instagram.’
Gerrard posed with candles (pictured) in a post that featured a link to the manufacturers, leading fans to mock him online
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It’s not the first time the ex-England player has come under fire for using his online profile to plug products – during the World Cup it was Budweiser beer posts that raised eyebrows.
The Anfield legend was compared to Del Boy for championing Angel Revive water, whose marketers claim it improves health – despite the website admitting there’s no proof.
Gerrard (left) was mocked for the social media post by fans accusing him of trying to flog the scented products in a torrent of criticism (right)
The firm behind the new mineral drink claimed its pH level ‘may assist in respect of stomach complaints’. Frequent plugs on Instagram by Gerrard has attracted criticism from fans.
Leon Pisani branded the posts ‘a load of b*******’ while Alex Howard said it was ‘fantastic bull****’.
Beryl McGee wrote: ‘Can’t believe you are advertising water in a plastic bottle. What’s wrong with tap water?’
Gerrard also got abuse for plugging a cement firm and an outfit that tarmac car parks.
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