Gary Lewin injury: 'Run it off Gary' - Rio Ferdinand tells England physio to 'man up'
Former England defender seemingly unsympathetic to Gary Lewin's freak injury
Sunday 15 June 2014
Former England defender Rio Ferdinand was forced to make a hasty apology after appearing to make fun of Gary Lewin.
The England physio suffered a dislocation and fracture of his ankle during Saturday's game with Italy, landing awkwardly on a water bottle as he celebrated a goal.
"England physio Gary Lewin was injured during celebrations for england's goal," the team's official Twitter feed tweeted. "He has dislocated his ankle. Get well soon Gary #3Lions"
However despite the severity of the injury, Ferdinand appeared unsympathetic, tweeting: "What happened to running it off??? The magic spray & sponge??? Our Physio Gary Lewin has to man up!!"
Rio Ferdinand's tweet
Less than an hour later though, Ferdinand thought better of his social media 'banter' and issued an apology - perhaps mindful that his comments were not befitting of his new role as a TV pundit.
Was only having a bit of banter but just found out that Gary Lewins injury was serious so apologies for previous tweets on the injury.My bad— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) June 15, 2014
Although to his credit at least he didn't immediately delete the offending tweet or claim to have been hacked like so many others have in the past.
Latest in Sport
Arturo Vidal to Manchester United: Midfielder set to force through move to Louis van Gaal's Red Devils - reports
Manchester United transfer news: Mats Hummels, Daley Blind and Thomas Vermaelen on radar as Louis van Gaal reveals he still wants to sign defender
Liverpool transfer news: Brendan Rodgers plans more Anfield signings this summer
Chelsea transfer news: Jose Mourinho confirms Fernando Torres is staying at Stamford Bridge
Sami Khedira latest: Real Madrid desperate to sell midfielder to Arsenal rather than lose him for free to Bayern Munich next summer
- 2 Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness
- 3 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 4 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts