Another day, another misguided tweet from Lily Allen.
The outspoken singer got on the wrong side of the footy faithful when she suggested that the sport should be banned entirely, to avoid the risk of sexual abuse.
She riled people up with a tweet saying: ‘To be honest I think it’s time we talked about banning sports in this country. It’s clearly putting our young men and boys at risk of abuse.
To be honest I think it’s time we talked about banning sports in this country. It’s clearly putting our young men and boys at risk of abuse. #banfootball https://t.co/bBh6MG1ghQ https://t.co/y5rBIrYEII
— Lily (@lilyallen) January 4, 2018
One responder went as far as to call her a ‘rambling womble’, which was one of the few repeatable comments directed her way.
Yes, let's ban sports, school, religion, politics, the emergency services, tv and radio- abuse is present in all of these sectors, doesn't mean every person is an abuser!!! I actually used to really like You, there's days your nothing better then a rambling womble
— Nicola-clare Weller (@nickyweller) January 4, 2018
Clearly her tongue-in-cheek comment went over the heads of many, with people tweeting her back all sorts of abuse.
Fortunately, some did pick up on her blase point of view.
Wow. People really don’t get sarcasm anymore, do they?
— Kenny Rubenis (@kennyrubenis) January 4, 2018
Most of the people that read this tweet pic.twitter.com/XvVlwVZmvF
— codEy (@Codeyswearse) January 4, 2018
The discussion arose from an article the Smile singer shared which was about the ex-footballers that had been sexually abused by coaches and the adults meant to be supervising them.
Her point, which didn’t connect with some people, was that addressing the problem rather than blaming football as a whole or a company was paramount.
Lilly has previous come under fire on social media when she apologised to refugees in Calais, sparking a huge backlash from anti-immigration groups.
Recently, the artist tweeted about forgetting to update her expried credit card, leaving her kids without Christmas presents which again encouraged users to engage with her to abuse or mock her situation.