8 Mar 2013 17:47
Much maligned Reds forward opened himself up to a torrent of (some very witty) abuse from the Twittersphere today...
When Liverpool came up with the, perhaps not carefully thought out, idea of hosting a Twitter Q&A with Stewart Downing they obviously didn't think it would become a field day for the haters loitering in cyberspace.
Instead of gentle questions such about who was the biggest dressing room joker or who is the most difficult defender to play against (probably all of them), the #askdowning thread was besieged by fans making fun of the player even we refer to as LEFT WING JESUS in our MirrorFootball Twitter feed.
Downing has had a torrid time at Anfield since his £20million move from Aston Villa, which included failing to score a single goal or assist last season and being publicly criticised by manager Brendan Rodgers at the beginning of this campaign.
Here are a selection of some of the wise cracks aimed at the Reds winger:
@DualeAdam1 If you were a footballer, what would your preferred position be?
@Liam Payne ?Payny_01 How did you feel last season knowing Tim Howard was closer to lifting the golden boot than you?
@BillHansen28 So you left Aston Villa for Champions League football. How's that working out for you?
?@McFarlaneJordan A re you the only professional footballer to be neither footed?
@Notcarlcole On a scale of 1 to Jesus, how good are your crosses?
@Dave B MUFC ?Bowsy_How did it feel to have more arrests than assists last season?
@arpan_manutd Do you know any footballer (except you) who is neither footed?
@Jon Barbuti Which Premier League bench is the comfiest?
@Fergie's Hairdryer How do you get to the other side of the road when you don't know how to cross?
@marc sepetowski ?sepo_efc Do you consider yourself to be just as bad as jordan henderson?
@?JacobCampbell5 Did you pick number 19 because you knew it would take about 19 months before you did anything of any kind of use ?
@?Abdn_Horror_Guy If you were to transfer away from Liverpool, how many goats and cows would your new club receive in the dowry to take you?
@?lloydturner1 How do you ignore all this abuse and carry on day to day ? #respect