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Lampard was booed by fans.

Frank Lampard booed by his own New York City fans

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Frank Lampard is a legend, isn’t he?

The midfielder made 648 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 211 goals, winning three Premier League trophies, four FA Cups, a Champions League and a Europa League.

Add to that his 106 England caps and 29 goals and you have to rank Lampard as one of the greatest midfielders of his generation.

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However, supporters of New York City evidently don’t think that.

Lampard made his first appearance of the season during New York City’s humiliating 7-0 defeat at home to arch-rivals New York Red Bulls.

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With their side already 5-0 down, Lampard entered the fray in the 75th minute, replacing Andrea Pirlo.

But instead of being pleased seeing one of their key players return from injury, some fans booed when he stepped onto the pitch.

After the incident, Lampard responded to the attitude of the fans: “If I'm getting booed for being injured, there's not much I can do about that,” he said, per the Daily Mail.

“Seven is bad, it's very bad and we can't hide away from that.”

After the match, manager Patrick Vieira admitted his side were second-best throughout the 90 minutes.

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“In every aspect of the game, we were second. We didn't turn up today.

“It's always good [better] to lose one game 7-0 than seven games 1-0.”

Lampard probably wasn’t helped with the MLS releasing the salaries of all of their players earlier this week. Lampard was ranked as the league’s fifth highest-paid players, earning $6,000,000-per-year.

The Chelsea legend only played 10 matches for New York City last season after struggling with injuries and the fans are obviously not impressed with his contribution since his debut in August last year.

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