Harry Maguire played a key role for England in their 3-0 friendly win over the Ivory Coast, having a part in his country’s first two goals.
However, some fans were not pleased with his performance as loud boos rang through the stadium whenever Maguire touched the ball.
Even before kick-off, boos were heard when his name was called out. And reacting to the unfortunate situation, Gareth Southgate was not happy after the game.
The England boss told Sky Sports: “I thought the reception [for Maguire] was a joke. An absolute joke. I don’t get it.
“What he has done for us is phenomenal. We’re either all in this together or we’re not.
“He’s in an England shirt and not only should you support a player in an England shirt regardless but, when you have played to the level he has and put in the performances he has, it should be total commitment.”
“The team are totally united and we recognize everyone has difficult moments, and he will come through it.
“They are real England fans and some are influenced by, I don’t know, social media or ex-players influencing opinion. It has never been acceptable.
“Why are players going to play any better? Fans should get behind their team.”
The Manchester United captain has had a season filled with ups and downs after crashing out of the FA Cup as well as the Champions League.
His performances have been scrutinised by fans on social media but we hope Maguire answers them all on the field in the games to come.