As the internet gushed over Gerrard following the announcement that he was retiring from international football, there were also some not quite so complimentary #ThankYouSteven tweets.
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A sickeningly nice hashtag was soon hijacked by rival Premier League fans and unimpressed England supporters.
Don’t miss our favourite #ThankYouSteven tributes after Gerrard’s retirement from the English national team:
#ThankYouSteven you were utterly useless at basically all of the tournaments, but you scored a goal against Germany once 10 years ago.
— Aidán (@BeltransMole23) July 21, 2014
#ThankYouSteven for that shocking back pass against France in Euro 2004.
— thomas (@mrtconway) July 21, 2014
Let's all remember those two goals he scored against Andorra and admit that he was average for England. No #ThankYouSteven
— Shandy (@LeShandy) July 21, 2014
#ThankYouSteven For having the tactical and positional awareness of a goat.
— Kick Arse (@kickarseHD) July 21, 2014
— Andrew Thomas (@andi_thomas) July 21, 2014
#ThankYouSteven for setting Suarez up and getting us knocked out, true legend x
— Josh Longman (@JoshLongman_) July 21, 2014
— Andrew Allen (@AAllenSport) July 21, 2014
— Matt (@MattSav7) July 21, 2014
— Busby MUFC (@BusbyMUFC) July 21, 2014
England shunted their best central midfielder out to the left for him #ThankYouSteven
— Doron Salomon (@DoronSalomon) July 21, 2014
#ThankYouSteven? For being the worst England captain of all time? For assisting Suarez to knock us out of the World Cup? LOL!
— Frank Lampard UK (@FrankLampardUK) July 21, 2014
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 21, 2014
#ThankYouSteven for being part of a generation of sweet, glorious international failure. In a bit nobhead.
— Footballista (@Fo0tballista) July 21, 2014
#ThankYouSteven The nadir of football hashtaggery has been reached.
— Football Clichés (@FootballCliches) July 21, 2014
— JordySloan (@JordySloan) July 21, 2014