Ross Barkley received an FA Cup winners medal at Wembley following Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Manchester United on Saturday, despite barely making an appearance in the competition.
The former Everton starlet and unused substitute on the day was only included in the action for 17 minutes all season but nevertheless appeared on the pitch after the final whistle in full kit.
Rival fans were quick to judge and these were the best of the tweets and jokes as Ross Barkley picked up FA Cup winners medal:
Ross Barkley "I left Everton because I was fed up watching finals on T.V. I wanted to experience one from the bench & now I have. Sitting in those big seats is what it's all about"
— Jim Gillen (@jimgillen81) May 19, 2018
Last 23 years of trophy’s Ross Barkley 1 Everton F.C. 0
— Billy Carney (@BillyCarney85) May 19, 2018
If Ross Barkley got a winners medal for his contribution I want one
— Harry Hesketh (@HarryHesketh) May 19, 2018
Ross Barkley out here getting his FA Cup winner’s medal like the kid on your school project who did none of the work and still got a good grade
— Royal Blue Mersey (@RBMersey) May 19, 2018
Ross Barkley picking up an FA Cup Winners medal reminds me when I won slimmer of the week @WeightWatchers when I'd just come back from three weeks all inclusive in Tenerife having put two stone on #falsevictory
— Andy Nicholls (@nicx62) May 19, 2018
The Chelsea Mascot played a bigger role today. pic.twitter.com/fC5dQgUbwF
— John Merro (@johnmerro1) May 19, 2018