Really, Robbie Liverpool legend Fowler posts 'blacked up' picture on Twitter
Hello, is it me you're looking for: Robbie Fowler posted a picture of himself 'blacked up'
Robbie Fowler has been slammed after posting a picture of himself 'blacked up' on Twitter.
The image of the former Liverpool striker shows him dressed as legendary Motown singer Lionel Richie, and came with the caption: '80's theme fancy dress 2 yeasrs ago…. Any guesses. Not Chris Kamara.'
Why Fowler has decided to release the picture remains to be seen, but he has since removed it after provoking an angry reaction from his legion of followers.
Among those who hit out at the 36-year-old, who is currently a player-manager at Thai Premier League club Muangthong United, was 'Araapatlio'.
In reference to the race storm that has engulfed the Premier League involving Luis Suarez at Fowler's old club Liverpool, they wrote: 'Suarez thing going on and Robbie Fowler things it is a good idea to post a pic of himself 'blacked up' as Lionel Ritchie [sic] Doh.'
Another, Raphael, said: I wnder how people would react if Suarez had chosen that costume.'
While Rory McEwan added: Jope Evra doesn't see this pic, he'll have you up on an FA charge quick smart.'
Suarez is currently serving an eight-game ban for racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra during a match at Anfield in October.
Liverpool have maintained their star man has been hard done by, with large sections of the sports media criticising the manner in which manager Kenny Dalglish has defended the Uruguayan.
Fowler is yet to comment on the storm he's caused, but one friend told the Daily Star: 'Robbie wouldn't have meant any harm. He was taking the mickey out of himself. But he decided to delete it after the PC brigade got on to him and some people were guessing it was Evra.'