Rio Ferdinand Asks Which Manager Will Lose Job Next, Surprised by Response

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Rio Ferdinand Asks Which Manager Will Lose Job Next, Surprised by Response
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Rio Ferdinand was one of the first footballers on Twitter, so really he should have known what would happen when he asked his followers a question in the wake of Michael Laudrup's dismissal as Swansea City manager:

The comment almost doesn't need a punchline, but with his current team lying seventh in the Premier League table and performing well below the level of previous seasons, there was no shortage of fans waiting to finish it off for him. Here's one of many:

But did Rio know exactly what he was doing by putting the question out there? There were people who thought his original tweet was leading:

Intentional or otherwise, Ferdinand tried to play down any storm:

And when the media decided to run the story, he hit out at the insinuations:

 By the end of the day, Ferdinand sounded pretty fed up:

But had he brought it all on himself?

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