Rose has been out injured since late January with a persistent knee injury but he returned to training earlier today, and, frankly, he didn’t look in the best of shape.
Back in the summer, Rose risked the wrath of his manager Mauricio Pochettino after speaking out publicly about his wages and why he and some team-mates deserved to be paid even more than the tens of thousands of pounds per week they already earn.
As you can imagine, Rose turning up for training looking a bit tubby was all the ammunition some of his haters online needed:
I see Danny Rose has been comfort eating due to his wage worries 😏
— Zeus #COYS (@superspurs34) October 11, 2017
Danny Rose needs to do what I do and go veggie. Weight will fall off him
— George (@1882George) October 11, 2017
Does Danny rose belly count as a new signing https://t.co/nSirXxj10c
— I'm Spurs Lad (@ImSpursLad) October 11, 2017
Obviously with our disgustingly low wages I'm glad to see Danny rose ain't been starving pic.twitter.com/aKKSg0rdba
— Addicted To Spurs (@addicted_spurs) October 11, 2017
Woooow Danny Rose got fat lmaoooo, surely won't last long under Pochettino
— A (@LoftusCheeked) October 11, 2017
Danny Rose really has let himself go. Bloke looks like a crackhead with a beer belly.
— A¹ (@Flaminiesta) October 11, 2017
Might have a few layers on🤔otherwise Danny Rose has an early Xmas 😂⚽️ pic.twitter.com/qIN2j45IHe
— TAS🔵⚪️ (@coys100) October 11, 2017
Danny Rose looking like he’s been put in the same place as they hid Terry Waite
— Jamie (@JamVertonghen) October 11, 2017
Danny, Danny Rose pic.twitter.com/iYqiFSUkLt
— Dom (@Aurierified) October 11, 2017
Really enjoying pictures of fat Danny Rose 😂
— Jo (@All_About_Jo) October 11, 2017
He is fat, he is round, and we bounce him on the ground…Danny Rose, Danny Rose…
— Shiffer (@PaulSwin) October 11, 2017
Fat Boy Danny Rose thinks he's walking back into the team?
— Dan (@Dan_Couchman) October 11, 2017
Danny Rose ya fat cunt
— Sam Burton (@burtonbauer89) October 11, 2017
Trying to come up with a fat pun on danny rose's name, struggling
— Headless Harris (@8tchBeIn) October 11, 2017
Danny Rose = fat
— JULIE (@1Julie92) October 11, 2017
Does he really look that fat? Isn’t it to be a little bit expected when he’s been out injured for nine months?
And surely it won’t last too long under a tough coach like Pochettino?