Rio Ferdinand responded curtly to a fan who told him he left West Ham for Leeds 'for the money'.
Rio Ferdinand revived stoked the old fires about his early career moves earlier this week, when he discussed John Stones' future.
Speaking to the Guardian, he compared and contrasted his choice to sign for Leeds before Manchester United, with a decision the current Everton defender faces over his future.
Explaining why he felt Chelsea would be a bad move for Stones, Ferdinand took to Twitter to clarify his comments.
Any young player leaving a club to go & sit on the bench at another would be a lunatic in my eyes. I wouldn't have done it at all early 20s— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) August 3, 2015
This provided an opportunity for a fan to take a dig at Ferdinand, telling him he should not have left West Ham in 2000, choosing to do so for financial gain.
Rio reacted critically, calling it a silly comment, and really he can only be backed by his achievements.
Hahahahaha wash your mouth out!! Silly comment! https://t.co/RTIgiBoSaY— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) August 3, 2015
His first full season at Leeds instantly showed why he made a good sporting decision, helping the qualify for and progress deep into the Champions League.
Playing at Europe's top level enabled him to establish himself as an England international, and eventually land a move to Manchester United, where he went onto win six Premier League titles and one Champions League trophy.