Liverpool star Andy Robertson made a rare mistake on Tuesday as the Reds lost their Champions League opener to Napoli.
Robertson, the Scotland left-back, conceded the penalty from which Dries Mertens opened the scoring, with Fernando Llorente adding a second for the hosts late on.
There has been much debate over whether the spot kick should have been awarded, with many accusing Jose Callejon of going down too easily – and even going to ground BEFORE Robertson’s challenge.
But the penalty was awarded and Napoli took advantage, and Robertson was subject to a fair amount of abuse on social media as a result.
A small section of Liverpool supporters targeted the defender online, with one saying Robertson is ‘impersonating a defender’ and another telling the Reds to ‘sell’ him.
And on Wednesday morning, it appeared Robertson had deactivated his account.
One supporter noticed and shared a picture of the account on Twitter, telling those who abused Robertson they are not true Liverpool fans.
There was a further outpouring of support for Robertson as it became apparent he had quit the social media platform.