Watch: Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn confronts schoolboy for calling him s***

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Footballers often face a slew of criticism from the stands, and sometimes on the street, too, and while most just let it roll off their back as a part of the job, some just can't abide it.

And it seems that Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn falls into that category after a video emerged of the 26-year-old confronting a schoolboy in the street for allegedly calling him s***.

The former Sunderland frontman was in inspired form last term, bagging himself 20 goals in 25 appearances, but has so far struggled to reach the same highs this time around and has managed just one goal upon their ascent to the top flight.

The incident is said to have taken place in the Giffnock area of Glasgow, and armed with a gigantic bag of fish and chips, the striker chased after his offender and almost went nose-to-nose with the youngster.

And upon catching up with the lad, he demands that he "say it to my face", with the boy then repeating the statement while munching calmly on a sandwich.

Waghorn, though, clearly didn't have much of a plan, as when the boy did repeat what he'd said, the striker just said "good man" before walking away.

The video has since garnered quite the reaction online, with most either finding it hilarious and others describing it as disgraceful that a professional player would confront someone so young in such a way.

What we find so outrageous about the video is the striker's choice in diet. We all like fish and chips but surely that's no way for a professional footballer to eat.

Waghorn, who began his career at Sunderland, has never been known as a prolific striker though. His haul for Rangers last season was a career best, having only netted in double figures once before (12 goals for Leicester in the Championship in 2009/10).

However, he was once highly regarded and even made roads into the England under-21 set up, picking up five caps and scoring two goals between 2011-12.

But he has seemingly not lived up to the highs and may now be better known for this incident than anything he does on the pitch.

See some of the reactions below...

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