Marcos Rojo blasted after Instagram post

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Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has been blasted after posting a picture of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, reports the Daily Mail.

The photo, which was released on January 3 on the player's Instagram, has caused great controversy as Escobar was linked to thousands of deaths during his time as a cocaine trafficker. 


Escobar, who was known as the 'King of Cocaine', certainly caused great controversy throughout his livelihood, which is why Rojo's post has stunned many of his fans. 

Along with the photo of Escobar, Rojo posted a quote which read: "The only people I will let eat at my table are those who go through hunger with me and never bend at the bad times in life."

Rojo, then, has been blasted for his actions, with the same report from the Mail revealing that it has caused great outrage, with many labelling United's summer recruit as ignorant and disrespectful. 

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The defender, meanwhile, will be looking to concentrate on matters with Manchester United after enduring injury problems in his debut season with the club. The versatile Argentine has failed to maintain his fitness throughout the campaign so far, so will be hoping to kick on in the second half of the season.

Having not featured for United since their 2-1 victory over Southampton back in December, the defender will now be hoping to feature over the coming weeks. 

United, of course, meet the Saints once again this weekend, but it remains to be seen as to whether Rojo will return to fitness. The Red Devils could do with the player's services with so many stars out of action, so a Rojo return would no doubt boost Van Gaal's back line at the Theatre of Dreams. 

The Red Devils will no doubt be looking to secure another victory on Sunday as they go in search of making it 12 games unbeaten in all competitions. Southampton, who have been in fine form themselves, should prove a tricky test for United in the weekend's showdown. 


Ultimately, Rojo has now removed the photo from his Instagram account after the controversy. Despite the criticism, the Manchester United defender will not be facing any disciplinary action from the FA. 

It has, however, been suggested that the Argentine will be warned, with the FA seemingly looking to clamp down on social media posts. 

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