West Brom winger James McClean has caused a stir on social media by lambasting a Twitter troll who revelled in the fact that he was recently burgled.
McClean was in action for the Baggies on Tuesday against West Ham at the London Stadium when thieves broke into his home, and the player confirmed to the Derry Journal that they took a TV and a £26,000 watch were among some items seized.
He also added that they had trashed the place, and McClean is just one of a spate of Premier League players to have been targeted in recent years.
Liverpool players have had particularly bad luck down the years, with Sadio Mane and Dejan Lovren's homes both being ransacked at the back end of last year whilst they were on Champions League duty. And Everton star Wayne Rooney was also targeted during his Manchester United testimonial.
Apologies are you the skinny specky virgin or the.. i have no chin because my fat face and neck smoothers my chin virgin ?— James McClean (@JamesMcC_14) January 4, 2018
McClean is a controversial figure amongst English football fans for his poppy stance, and one hater on Twitter rejoiced at the news of his burglary, saying it had 'made my day'.
Catching wind, McClean then laid into @nialljones99 by saying: "Apologies are you the skinny specky virgin or the.. i have no chin because my fat face and neck smoothers my chin virgin ?"
The cutting comeback has gone down 50-50 with social media users, with some finding it hilarious and warranted and others condemning the 28-year-old's use of language.