DC UNITED midfielder Ravel Morrison has joined Manchester United fans in defending Jadon Sancho after he was mocked by Ryanair for missing out on a place in England’s World Cup squad.
Sancho, 22, has endured a difficult start to the 2022-23 campaign.
He has scored just three goals in 14 appearances across all competitions so far this season.
So it came as no surprise to fans when it was announced that he had been left out of Gareth Southgate’s 26-man England squad for the upcoming Qatar World Cup.
Once the full squad had been unveiled on Thursday afternoon, Ryanair were quick to respond to Sancho’s absence with a cheeky tweet.
It read: “@Sanchooo10 we’ll still fly you somewhere.” with a kiss emoji at the end.
Many fans immediately jumped to the defence of Sancho and slammed Ryanair for the “heartless” comment.
One person said: “So we’re setting a precedent that it’s ok for major global businesses to mock young athletes? Embarrassing tweet.”
Another added: “How a global brand like this gets away with blatant bullying on a global stage, during a month dedicated to mental health for men, is completely disgusting.”
While a third said: “I don’t really like this tweet, I know it’s meant light heartedly, but he’s a player clearly low on confidence already and missing out on a World Cup isn’t a nice moment.
“Feel like these kind of jokes are better for smaller circumstances.”
Former Man Utd star Morrison also took aim at the company, tweeting: “This ain’t cool!!”
Ten Hag has played down Sancho’s omission from the England squad and blamed it on his recent illness.
He said: “It’s been up and down.
“He had some really good performances and I think he was heading in a good direction.
“But the last weeks he struggled with illness and then it’s normal that you don’t get selected because every manager will only take fit players to the World Cup.”
Sancho could return to United’s starting line-up on Sunday when the Red Devils take on Fulham.
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