PETER CROUCH was brutally trolled after he posted a cheeky tweet about Kylian Mbappe during the World Cup final.
France international Mbappe pulled out all the stops in an epic final in Qatar, scoring a hat-trick against the Argentines.
But his heroic efforts – including his sensational second-half equaliser – weren’t enough as the defending champions lost 4-2 on penalties.
Along with a picture of himself attempting a similar volley in England’s 2006 World Cup clash with Trinidad and Tobago – which he missed – Crouch said: “Incredible from Mbappe but I was doing this s**t in 2006.”
But his light-hearted joke was a red rag to some bullish footy fans, one of whom replied: “We know what happened next.”
Another said: “Wait, what! And he had the audacity to post that pics.”
One remarked: “This guy!”
And another said: “Difference is Mbappe has already won a World Cup and has achieved more at the age of 23 than you did your whole career. Have a good evening pal.”
Along with a video of Crouch’s wayward effort, another chimed in: “Here’s the video of your actual shot.”
Even former Liverpool and Germany international Dietmar Hamann said: “Forgot to mention you missed the ball, good technique though Crouchmeister.”
Victory over the French saw Lionel Messi finally get his hands on the World Cup trophy and put a bow on a stellar international career.
Prior to the tournament, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner hinted he’d retire after Qatar 2022 but has since performed a U-turn.
He told TyC Sports after the game: “I am not retiring from the Argentina national team.
“I want to continue playing as a champion.”
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