Kalvin Phillips has found himself the target of online trolls after his latest post on Instagram – with the trolls being his Leeds United team-mates.
On Tuesday, the 24-year-old England and Leeds midfielder uploaded an image of himself modelling Adidas gear for JD Sports.
Robin Koch and Rodrigo were among the Leeds players to troll Phillips’ image, with Koch saying: “Can’t walk two minutes to the city without seeing those pictures.”
Rodrigo replied by saying: “Victoria Secret top model.”
Raphinha, Ian Poveda and Leif Davis also responded to the post to be a bit more supportive than the Germany and Spain internationals while ex-Leeds forward Jack Clarke also replied.
The Tottenham player said: “Model now too, yeah?”
Phillips is a man of all trades, it seems.
Not only is he the best defensive midfielder that Leeds and England have, he’s also the best model that Adidas and JD Sports have.
Phillips missed Leeds’ clash with Aston Villa on Friday due to injury and it set to spend several more weeks on the sidelines but from what we’ve seen so far, the Whites are not going to miss the 24-year-old.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men eased to a 3-0 victory over Villa last week and out of the nine Championship matches he missed last season due to injury or suspension, Leeds won seven times.
Phillips is such a vital player for the Whites but at the same time, he’s not irreplaceable based on the club’s form without him.
However, when he’s back, there’s no doubt that United will play better football and look better than they did without him even though results may say different.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites want to sign a new defensive midfielder in January.