With the World Cup ongoing, players are obviously going to be praising teammates who they normally wish to beat most weeks at club level, and the fans tend to have little problem with that. But it seems fair to say that Toby Alderweireld's latest tweet on one of his countrymen has angered a lot of Tottenham supporters on social media.
Alderweireld went into the tournament with a huge amount of speculation surrounding him and his Spurs future, but he has managed to put much of that to the back of his mind to help Roberto Martinez's men put themselves on the verge of qualifying for the knockout stages of the competition.
Belgium have won their opening two games and much of their success is down to Romelu Lukaku, who currently sits at the top of the top goalscorers list with four strikes to his name so far. And after scoring his latest brace in the win over Tunisia, the Manchester United ace was lauded on social media by the Tottenham defender.
Here is what Alderweireld posted on social media after the 5-2 victory...
Stop searching. We found him. pic.twitter.com/L9COVXcoV2— Alderweireld Toby (@AlderweireldTob) June 23, 2018
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the tweet left a lot of Spurs fans furious with the 29-year-old. With only seven Premier League goals between them and around two months separating them in age, it is easy to create a debate regarding who is the better striker out of Lukaku and Harry Kane, who is, of course, Alderweireld's teammate at Tottenham.
Kane is also at the World Cup and got his campaign off to a flyer with two goals against Tunisia, and a brace against Panama later today will take the Englishman to the top of the standings alongside Lukaku and Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of England's and Belgium's clash against each other which may well decide who progresses as group winners.
And with Alderweireld heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer - as reported by the Manchester Evening News - his extremely high praise for Lukaku has seemingly been seen as something of a kick in the teeth for Spurs fans, with many telling him to now leave the club this summer.
Here is how the Tottenham supporters responded to the tweet...
That ain’t Harry Kane, bro.— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) June 23, 2018
This tweet is almost as poorly judged as your wage demands. pic.twitter.com/8F39pej78X— Daily Hotspur (@Daily_Hotspur) June 23, 2018
Get out of my club— TottenhamTalk (@tottenhamtalk1) June 23, 2018
That’s not harry Kane— KlinicalKane (@KIinicalKane) June 23, 2018
Delete this now Toby— Jack • / (@OurNumber23) June 23, 2018
Oh, I see. Bye Toby— Spurs Galaxy (@GalaxySpurs) June 23, 2018
Bad tweet, Toby— Cian (@CianHodge) June 23, 2018
I see you’re going Manchester United now— Matt⁹ (@CIassyKane) June 23, 2018
You can go now— Nick Sollis (@NickSollis1) June 23, 2018