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Republic of Ireland Fans Are Absolutely Slaughtering Captain Glenn Whelan Tonight

Republic of Ireland Fans Are Absolutely Slaughtering Captain Glenn Whelan Tonight

Glenn Whelan was given the honour of captaining of the Republic of Ireland tonight but his performance didn’t exactly impress the watching supporters at home.

Martin O’Neill’s men went into the crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier against Austria at the Aviva Stadium knowing a victory was pretty essential to their bid to reach next year’s tournament in Russia.

But an impressive start by the Austrians was eventually rewarded by a goal from Martin Hinteregger, and a mere glance at social media will quickly tell you who the Irish fall-guy is.

He was eventually subbed in the second-half bit it’s probably for the best if Glenn Whelan avoids Twitter for the next few days – for his own good, really:

https://twitter.com/NoiseyGenXYZ/status/873954818490060800

You get the gist of it. What a reaction, eh?

Tonight’s match was Whelan’s 81st cap for the Republic but at the age of 33, and judging by the reaction, it’s unlikely he’ll be adding many more to his tally.

What do you make of the criticism?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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