Raheem Sterling was behaving rather unusually on Twitter last night. The Liverpool winger posted this cryptic tweet that may seem a tad confusing without the proper context.
Now listening too.. Excuse me for being human🎵 omw home
— Raheem Sterling (@sterling7) October 12, 2014
Sterling's tweet was in retaliation to the abuse he received for asking Roy Hodgson to leave him out of the first XI for England's bore 1-0 win over Estonia. He cited fatigue as the reason for asking to be dropped to the bench. The 19-year-old starlet retweeted two examples of the vitriol he received over the incident which provide the explanation for his own passive aggressive tweet.
@sterling31 Prone to Tiredness? I use to play 3 Rugby matches a week when I was 19! #tiredness #yourhavingalaugh #stillyoung
— Ramen Farahani (@Ramen_F) October 12, 2014
Hodgson revealed why Sterling was left out of the starting lineup in the post-match conference. After that, Sterling was a sitting duck for cyber abuse.
Just before we started, Raheem had done the warm up and he came to me and said, ‘Look I really am feeling a bit tired, I'm not in my best form at the moment because I am feeling a bit tired’.
So I said the best thing is Adam Lallana starts the game and you rest and I have got you to bring on from the bench, simple as that.
As you saw when he came on there is nothing wrong with him and he isn't suffering from anything.
Hat tip: Independent