Jamie Carragher’s tweet about Everton star Ross Barkley evoked a negative reaction from football fans.
The England international put in a decent performance in the Toffees’ 4-2 victory over last season’s Premier League champions Leicester City at Goodison Park on Sunday.
Last weekend, though, against Merseyside rival Liverpool he attracted plenty of criticism after putting in a number of poor tackles, one of which could have easily resulted in a sending-off.
The midfielder lunged in on defender Dejan Lovren, but escaped with a booking and ended up finishing the 3-1 defeat at Anfield.
Barkley has come under scrutiny numerous times this season, largely because he is yet to completely fulfil his potential.
The midfielder spent a spell of the campaign on the sidelines because manager Ronald Koeman did not feel as though he was up to standard.
Since the winter months, the 23-year-old has been in much better form, scoring four goals and producing eight assists in 30 Premier League appearances.
Carragher, who spent 17 years playing for Liverpool, gave his assessment of Barkley’s performance against Leicester on Twitter.
Brilliant from Barkley, too much criticism after the Derby been in fine form for 2/3 months.
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) April 9, 2017
As expected, it attracted plenty of responses from football fans, with the majority of negative tweets coming from Liverpool supporters.
@Carra23 He got the criticism he deserved. Disgraceful fouls in another derby in which he should have been sent off. Overhyped player.
— Olé (@Ole_LFC) April 9, 2017
— Steve Heighway (@Mywayorthe) April 9, 2017
@Carra23 He's mediocre, Carra. Wilshere 2.0
— richard (@hiimrichie) April 9, 2017
@Carra23 Still miles behind Dele Ali
— Richard Earp (@RichardEarp14) April 9, 2017
@Carra23 I agree he has been in fine form but really he should be serving a ban right now.
— J Hickey (@JH_JFT96) April 9, 2017
@Carra23 If you're a local lad in form and you go missing in the biggest game of the season then you can't defend that.
— Up the red men (@SteHowieLFC) April 9, 2017
@Carra23 Wrong Carra. Criticism well deserved. A real talent but against us he was poor. All of a sudden he's a hard knock? Should focus on his game.
— Andrew Cairns (@AandSCairns) April 9, 2017
@Carra23 anyone would think your an Everton fan now
— Del Davies (@Del_Davies15) April 9, 2017
@Carra23 Overrated. He sums up English football… a lot of hype about not a lot
— Chris Rabban (@Rabb5C) April 9, 2017
@Carra23 Only thing good about him is that he's English so every one has to like him
— M_Mufc (@Manunitedmrv) April 9, 2017