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How Twitter reacted to Gerrard’s crazy Man Utd sending off

| 23.03.2015

Five points clear of Liverpool in the race for a top four finish, it seems like little has been made of an excellent result for Manchester United and Louis van Gaal.

Instead, the majority of the focus has fallen on Reds “legend” Steven Gerrard, who put in a legendary performance against the Red Devils – though we are not convinced it will be those of the Merseyside persuasion talking about this one for years to come.

Sent off after just 38 seconds of play, the Liverpool icon’s endeavours set Twitter into meltdown.
Here is just a selection of the best reactions to the Reds hero’s moment of madness.

With Sky Sports desperate to maintain their stranglehold on all Premier League football footage, it was left to one intrepid Liverpool fan to showcase Gerrard’s efforts on the day.

Others opted to outline the incident through the medium of Lego, which somehow made the tackle seem even worse.

His brief 38-second appearance also produced a rather interesting heat map.

Sky Sports were on hand with some interesting red card stats that demonstrated how, when it comes to United, Gerrard is a liability.

Meanwhile the rest of the world was too busy seeking out the best way to spoof the situation, with the Daily Star going down the route that saw them referencing a Nicolas Cage film – the shame!

Anchorman also got a reference…

However the best was put together by Bleacher Report and a great nod to the Simpsons.

We also LOVED this WWE Royal Rumble skit, which was spot on.

It’s fair to say the fans were not happy, as this banner aptly demonstrates.

The numbers were not great either. Obviously.

Still, at least he apologised.

And look Stevie! You won something in your final season!

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Jack Beresford

Jack Beresford is a content writer with over five years of experience in writing about sport and betting, including a two-year spell with Axonn Media. Contributes articles to HereIsTheCity and Lad Bible, while previous credits include Bwin, FTB Pro, Bleacher Report and the QBE rugby. Avid follower of tennis, rugby union, motorsport and football, Jack also writes about poker for Cardspiel.com alongside Guardian journalist Dominic Wells.