It’s understandable that Rio Ferdinand dislikes Liverpool.
The former centre-back signed for Manchester United in 2002 and went on to play for 12 seasons with the Red Devils.
He would have had numerous battles with the Merseyside club, who, of course, are United’s biggest rivals.
So, does Ferdinand still loathe Liverpool to this day?
Some would expect Ferdinand to become more tolerant of United’s most fierce rivals; especially since he left the club over four years ago.
However, it seems that is not the case.
Ferdinand was on punditry duty for BT Sport’s coverage of Liverpool’s game against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
Before the game kicked off, Ferdinand was asked by a Liverpool fan if he would take a photo with his son.
The fan has since taken to Twitter to detail Ferdinand’s actions, and it’s brilliant.
“Just called Rio Ferdinand over and said is he ok for a quick photo with the little man,” Twitter user @JoeJagger writes.
“Passed him my phone and said it’s one tap on the middle button.
“So glad hatred in football still exists at certain levels.”
The text is then accompanied with two pictures.
Ferdinand obliged by taking a photo of him and his son, but then took another of himself smirking and making a rude gesture to the camera.
Quality. The fan perhaps had reason to be annoyed, but it seems he took Ferdinand’s actions in good spirits.
The tweet has since gone viral, accumulating over 15,000 ‘likes’ on Twitter.
The majority of football fans found Ferdinand’s actions hilarious.
Even Liverpool supporters seemed to find the funny side.
It's likely that Ferdinand would have wanted Liverpool to lose to Arsenal, but, unfortunately for him, that was not the case.
An entertaining match at the Emirates Stadium eventually finished 1-1, with goals from James Milner and Alexandre Lacazette ensuring both side's shared the spoils.