File this one under 'When banter goes wrong'.
Rio Ferdinand, who is doing commentary for the BBC during the World Cup, was having a bit of fun on twitter Sunday morning at England Physio Gary Lewin's expense. Lewin had taken a knock during the celebrations of Daniel Sturridge's equaliser, and Rio couldn't resist the opportunity to tease him for it.
Btw what the hell was the physio Gary Lewin up to??? Strap ya ankle up & stay out there, this is England ya wimp!!!!🙈🙈— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) June 15, 2014
What happened to running it off??? The magic spray & sponge??? Our Physio Gary Lewin has to man up!!— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) June 15, 2014
Upon realising his error, Ferdinand immediately tweeted an apology for the mistake.
Was only having a bit of banter but just found out that Gary Lewins injury was serious so apologies for previous tweets on the injury.My bad— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) June 15, 2014