Rio Ferdinand has allegedly shown that no matter how old you are, handling rejection gracefully isn’t everyone’s game.
After it was revealed that the 33-year-old Manchester United player hadn’t made the England Euro 2012 team, the first picked by new England Manager Roy Hodgson, Rio took to Twitter for his official statement:
Hodgson has insisted that his decision to controversially include Chelsea captain John Terry, who faces charges related to racial and abusive language used towards Rio’s brother Anton in a match last year, was not influenced by the possibility of tension on the pitch between the two.
Although we’re gutted for Rio, apparently more than he appears to be, we think it doesn’t really matter anyway; England is a Quarter Final team at best. If they get out of the group stage we’ll be impressed.
To be fair, the Twitter account is a parody (and a very good one at that) which seemingly uses Rio’s famous Twitter handle @rioferdy5. However the parody account actually has a lowercase letter L instead of the letter I in the name. Clever.