LeBron James sent out a tweet congratulating Liverpool F.C. winning the Emirates FA Cup, which was then filled with anti-Lakers replies.
Saturday, May 14 was a huge day in the world of soccer, as Liverpool F.C. took on Chelsea in the Emirates F.A. Cup final. The match went to penalties after both teams went scoreless. Liverpool won the shootout 6-5 with Konstantinos Tsimikas making the winning shot.
LeBron James, who has an ownership stake in Liverpool F.C., sent out a tweet congratulating the soccer powerhouse for winning the Emirates F.A. Cup for the eighth time. The comments section was then immediately flooded with anti-Los Angeles Lakers trolls.
LeBron James’ congratulatory Liverpool F.C. tweet invaded by anti-Lakers trolls
The NBA playoffs are currently in the second round, and, the Lakers were not part of the 16-team cut. They finished in 11th-place in the Western Conference, failing to qualify for the play-in tournament. That comes after they went all-in on this season by acquiring Russell Westbrook after being eliminated by the Phoenix Suns in the first round the year prior.
After the regular-season reached its conclusion, the team fired head coach Frank Vogel two years following the team winning their 17th NBA championship. Now, they are searching for their new head coach, with Phil Jackson helping out.
All LeBron wanted to do was congratulate Liverpool on winning the F.A. Cup. That then opened up the floodgates of Lakers haters to post trolling messages in the replies.