FIFA World Cup: England stars under attack for holiday pics

Jul 01, 2014, 08:52 IST | Agencies

London: England football players could have been secretive over their trips to exquisite destinations post the World Cup failure, but they chose to declare it to the world and faced the wrath of fans.

Steven Gerrard's wife AlexSteven Gerrard's wife Alex. Pic/Getty Images.

English fans’ reaction was expected after Roy Hodgson’s England made a first-round from the World Cup in Brazil. England skipper Steven Gerrard riled fans after posting a number of pictures of his family trip with wife Alex and kids at a secret destination.

England skipper Steven Gerrard
England skipper Steven Gerrard with his kids. Pic/Instagram.

The 34-year-old was pictured posing on the sand with the caption: “Nice day on the beach with my girls” before adding they were taking a break from sunbathing to enjoy a golf lesson. One supporter, named Tommy, commented on the photo: “Cost Liverpool the title, cost England the World Cup. Overrated.”

Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney, who took a trip to Las Vegas with wife Coleen, was slammed by fans after the Man Utd striker took to social media to promote a smartphone brand

England star Wayne Rooney, who took a trip to Las Vegas with wife Coleen yesterday, was slammed by fans after the Manchester United striker took social media to promote a smartphone brand a few days after England exited.

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A fan, Kevin Affleck, wrote: “Show some regret and remorse for your World Cup shambles instead of shamelessly plugging sponsors before you’ve even had time to unpack.”

Another fan John Paul Scroggie wrote: “Shame on you wh**ing yourself for money while a nation weeps. Glad you’re over it because I’m f****** not. Letdown.”

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