John Stones may have wanted to steer clear of Twitter following Manchester City’s match against Everton after the defender received online criticism for his performance at Goodison Park.
The England international signed for City from Everton last summer in a £47.5m deal, but he is yet to make his mark.
Overall, Pep Guardiola’s defence has come into criticism plenty of times this season, but all eyes were on Stones when the team arrived on Merseyside.
It was an opportunity for the defender to show the home crowd that he was right to make the step up to the two-time Premier League champions, but he disappointed as City lost 4-0.
Guardiola’s men let in goals from Romelu Lukaku, Kevin Mirallas and Tom Davies before Stones made a blunder before conceding a fourth to January signing Ademola Lookman.
The defender made a hash of a clearance in an attempt to halt Seamus Coleman’s run down the right wing.
He whacked the ball directly at his opponent and it rebounded into the path of Lookman, who slotted into the back of the net.
After the game, fans took to Twitter to lambaste Stones for his performance.
John Stones must be the most overrated player on the planet ???? #johnstones
— Robin Jack Dallman (@Longstride32) January 16, 2017
Its A Good Thing Everton
Sold The Demo Version
Of John Stones To Man City
— Ogagun Jules ???????????? (@GENTULIUSJULIUS) January 16, 2017
John Stones and the pressure of playing for a big club.
— Frank Opara (@fopara03) January 16, 2017
John Stones this morning pic.twitter.com/moFECAb7nN
— Sportsbit.ch (@Sportsbit_ch) January 16, 2017
John Stones is even a bigger flop than Fernando Torres.
— Simply Hazard (@DareToHazard) January 16, 2017
Bravo and John Stones.. pure brilliance..
— Real Qwenga (@_kadhima) January 16, 2017
John stones is the gift that keeps on giving
— ARMU™ thatNIGGA ©® (@armuisME) January 16, 2017
Best game John Stones has ever had for Neverton.
— DJDAVE (@djdaveno1) January 16, 2017
Imagine how John Stones feels today… battered by his old club. No amount of money can cover that up!
— James Truscott (@James_Truscott) January 16, 2017
@fizzer18 please stop saying John stones is gonna be a top top player it's embarrassing! He had no sense of danger no positional awareness
— carl woods (@1eyespudi) January 16, 2017
John Stones. Hahahahahahahahahahahhaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha #evertonvsmancity
— Francesco (@deejsouthend) January 16, 2017
We got 47 million for John Stones????????
— L Baby (@LCunningham97) January 16, 2017
John Stones pic.twitter.com/BrKyBHuE38
— Lwando Maku (@LwandoMaku) January 16, 2017
The more I watch John Stones, the more I'm convinced that he is a terrible defender, a product of unjustified English hype.
— Rajath Kumar (@rajathkumar) January 16, 2017
— Dana (@dana_1v) January 16, 2017