Jun 7, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; A FIFA World Cup ball rests on the field during the friendly between Spain and El Salvador at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Rio Ferdinand tweets apology for making fun of England physio Gary Lewin

Former England defender Rio Ferdinand had to retreat and make an apology on Twitter after appearing to make fun of physio Gary Lewin’s ankle injury.

Lewin injured his ankle while celebrating England’s goal in the team’s 2-1 World Cup loss to Italy on Saturday. Immediately after the goal, cameras show a medical team surrounding Lewin, and it was later disclosed that he had hurt his ankle and had to be carted off on a stretcher.

That prompted this tweet from Ferdinand.

Magic spray and sponge? Must be a British thing. But, as it turns out, the injury wasn’t anything that could be “run off”, as Lewin suffered a dislocation and a fracture in his ankle, as tweeted out by England’s official Twitter account.

At that point Ferdinand realized the severity of Lewin’s injury and obvously felt a little guilty for making fun of him in his prior tweet.

Ferdinand is beginning his career as a TV analyst, so I’m sure he decided it was best to just own it and offer an apology. Just goes to show you, when it comes to injuries you should never make fun of anyone. Karma will always have a way of swinging around in your direction.

 

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