Fans react as Pochettino says Kane was ‘very sad’ about FA deleted tweet

Harry Kane has managed to go from England’s understated, likeable and prolific great hope for the World Cup to the butt of the internet’s jokes in a matter of weeks.

The debacle over the 23-cap Three Lions man claiming Spurs’ winning goal at Stoke hinted at a man with an obsession with goals approaching Cristiano Ronaldo’s level – why this is such a bad thing isn’t abundantly clear – and opened him up to online ridicule.

That this Twitter furore has all come at a time when Kane has struggled for form and sharpness having been rushed back too early from the injury he sustained at Bournemouth last month hasn’t helped.

That lack of fitness led him to follow up an abject showing against Manchester City at Wembley by being pocketed by Manchester United duo Chris Smalling and Phil Jones in Spurs’ 2-1 FA Cup semi-final defeat last weekend.

In the aftermath of that defeat, the FA’s official Twitter account mocked Kane with a post about Smalling keeping Kane quiet, which has turned into something of an overblown situation.

Speaking ahead of the visit of Watford, Kane’s manager Mauricio Pochettino has said his talisman was “very sad” about the “embarrassing” tweet, which has only drawn more mockery from rival supporters…