Phil Jones has been criticised by Manchester United fans after he posted a Munich disaster tribute containing branding and links to his social media channels.
The United defender posted the iconic picture of the ‘Busby Babes’ on Twitter to remember the 58th anniversary of the awful accident that led to the death of 23 people, including officials, journalists and players.
However, alongside the picture Jones included his personal ‘PJ4’ logo as well as links to his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
The defender received hundreds of replies from United fans that were furious with his actions.
Many called for him to remove the post but it still remains visible to his 2.1 million followers.
However, many replies went further than a simple request to remove it with many Red Devils supporters abusing Jones for his apparent use of the tragedy as a chance for self-promotion.
“Tacky,” “revolting,” and “disgusting” were just some of the words used with others using more explicit language.
Some of the replies can be seen below:
Something very similar happened at Old Trafford in 2008 when a large image was unveiled on the side of the stadium with the same picture of the ‘Busby Babes’ with former shirt sponsors AIG having their logo printed at the bottom.
Jones has been injured since the start of January but is reported to be making a return this week for the Under-21’s.
Was Phil Jones wrong to self-promote himself in his Munich posts?
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