Did Chicharito Call out Robin Van Persie on Instagram?

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVFebruary 27, 2014

Manchester United's Robin van Persie, right, from The Netherlands, celebrates with teammate Javier Hernandez, from Mexico, after scoring their team's first goal during their Champions League group H soccer match against Sporting Braga at the Municipal stadium, in Braga, Portugal, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. Van Persie and Hernandez scored once each in Manchester United's 3-1 victory. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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In most circumstances, a simple post on social media showing appreciation for one's teammates would be met with an arousing applause and a lot of "likes." 

But Manchester United are hardly enduring most circumstances. 

After Manchester United's 2-0 defeat at the hands of Olympiakos in the first leg of their Champions League clash, Robin van Persie put some of the blame on his teammates, per Craig Hope of the Daily Mail: 

Our fellow players are sometimes occupying the spaces I want to play in. 

And when I see that, it makes it difficult for me to come to those spaces as well. So that forces me to adjust my runs, based on the position of my fellow players. And, unfortunately, they are often playing in my zones. I think that's a shame. 

Shortly after the quotes emerged, Javier Hernandez, aka Chicharito, posted a picture on his official Instagram with a simple message: "Without your teammates you can't be somebody in football, always be thankful..." 

via Instagram

Subtle nice gesture or shots fired? We're leaning toward the latter.