Man Utd flop Indy Boonen at centre of storm after trolling climate change activist Greta Thunberg in now-deleted tweet
Manchester United flop Indy Boonen is at the centre of a trolling storm after attacking climate change activist Greta Thunberg.
Belgian winger Boonen was dubbed the new Ryan Giggs when he joined United aged 16.
But he left Old Trafford for KV Oostende after three years in 2018 without making a senior appearances.
Boonen sparked fury after reacting to a tweet from Swede Thunberg, 18.
The campaigner posted a photo of former US president Donald Trump leaving the White House on Wednesday.
She wrote: "He seems like a very happy old man looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!"
Boonen, 22, contemptuously tweeted: "Go to school little girl!!!"
But the player swiftly came in for a shower of abuse from United followers and others on the social network.
One wrote: "Remove everything United from your account, you're embarrassing us."
Another said: "Not sure she's in much need of careers advice from a failed footballer."
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Further comments included: "He's a washed up ex Manchester United player, no one important."
And: "Aw, the little boy is threatened."
Before one wrote: "He's a Manchester United academy failure."
And another tweeted: "She's more intelligent than you'll ever be."
Boonen deleted his tweet as the row escalated.
The winger has made just five appearances for Oostende this season with the port city club seventh in the Pro League, 16 points behind leaders Club Brugge.
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