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Erik ten Hag tells Fulham to apologise to Bruno Fernandes after mocking him in TikTok video

Erik ten Hag tells Fulham to apologise to Bruno Fernandes after mocking him for trying to get the ref’s attention in a TikTok video.

The Man Utd manager has criticised Fulham’s actions as inappropriate and has requested an apology from for the way they decided to take the mick out of Bruno Fernandes via social media.

Additionally, ten Hag also decided to urge referees to provide Fernandes with greater protection, as he believes that opposing players deliberately target his captain and playmaker.

This week saw Fulham take to their official TikTok account, highlighting Fernandes’ alleged play-acting, following their remarkable 2-1 victory over United last weekend.

The video shows Fernandes falling to the ground towards the end of the game, with the score at 1-1, following a tackle from Fulham midfielder Sasa Lukic.

After his fall, Fernandes tried to get a reaction from the referee, waving his arm in an attempt to signal for a free-kick 25 yards away from the Fulham goal.

Despite his appeals ignored, Fernandes quickly gets up and requests the ball, indicating a swift recuperation from the challenge.

@fulhamfc So glad heโ€™s okโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ™„ #fulhamfc #premierleague #brunofernandes โ™ฌ sonido original – โ™ซ โ™ช ๐’ด๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’ฟ๐“Š๐“๐“‚๐’ถ๐“‡๐“‰ โ™ซ โ™ช

Ten Hag said the social media criticism of Fernandes was โ€œpatheticโ€ following his side’s win at Forest and said Fulham should issue a formal apology to him and United.

He said: โ€œI didnโ€™t know this, but if they did it, I would say it is not right. It is absolutely not right that a club makes such a statement, because it is totally out of order and wrong and they should apologise for this.

โ€œBruno is a very passionate football player and a very creative one. He has created the most changes in the Premier League. Opponents are targeting him, especially after Saturday, when he had the knock. They see it and the referee should protect him there. It was so obvious they were looking for him.

โ€œI thought it was definitely a foul on Saturday and really misjudged from media, from social media, to blame him. That was my point yesterday [after the win at Forest]. Opponents are targeting him and that’s not right. There were fouls on him even after the ball was kicked away.โ€

Fulham captioned the clip of Fernandes as “So glad he’s ok” with an eye-rolling emoji, and also set to comical music…

Twitter users reacted as Erik ten Hag tells Fulham to apologise to Bruno Fernandes after mocking him in the TikTok video…

@Halpinforpope: Truth hurts I guess ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

@JBLFC74: It was funny

@DonQuigg: ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ clown hahahaha

@jonesnsenoj: Grow up Erik

@barnett_nyah: sorry but Bruno Fernandez dives week in week out. The video is shows you that. Why is he complaining

@RedNiche987: Fernandes should be the one that has to apologize, this is UTD’s captain a bad look for him and the club

@lcfcsanny: How can a top level football manager get this rattled by an admin having a laugh? ๐Ÿ˜‚

@jparkes1991: Lighten up man. This bloke needs to stop being so serious all the time. Do better on the pitch and people won’t have any ammo to take the piss.

@UTDshawn876: Lolz. Donโ€™t worry ETH. You both will be out of here soon enough. This is what he always does. Thanks to @FulhamFC for showing him up. Now he will stop it because itโ€™s madness.

@HalfwayLino: Whyโ€™s this guy always so triggered ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ #MUFC

@MarkAFrost39: Tell you what Erik…. you tell Bruno to stop being a nob, and then everyone will stop calling him a nob ๐Ÿ‘

@AllSpursThings: Oh get a grip , itโ€™s just banter ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Bruno deserves it anyway

@AaronWiltonKing: Bloody ell Erik, you gave the Captain job to a player who is very talented but who rolls around the floor like he has been shot everytime a player is within 3 meters of him, what do you expect!

@slingsby_i: O shut up man…

@steve23281973: But itโ€™s fine to claim the officals arnt doing there job right cos you scored an offsdie goal ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

@ciarancleary5: He’s a winging clown ๐Ÿคก with very limited talent

@chrisrowley4: Ha ha ha. Maybe if he didnโ€™t spend 90 minutes rolling around the floor faking injury or chasing the ref moaning he wouldnโ€™t get stick like this.

@SteveMallam: How very dare they accuse a crying, whinging, diving, injury-faking cheat of being a crying, whinging, diving, injury-faking cheat? Actually being called out for their terrible behaviour, rather than being given preferential treatment, is clearly not on brand for Man U!

@dunn_pdunn1: It should be the @premierleague looking ๐Ÿ‘€ at it & banning the cheat to stop more prima donnas doing it.

@Assistking94: small club mentality shows what united are

@DonnyGav7: This is the problem currently with football, quick to blame others but taking no responsibility whatsoever for his captain & supposed Role Model for kids, rolling around & acting like a child when clearly not injured! Should at least take some responsibility?

@dan_boulton: So Fulham need to apologize for making fun of a video of your player diving and then feigning injury when he was two feet away from their player and then jumping up miraculously when the ball came back. Ok Erik. People are tired of his shit, he’s fair game for ridicule.

@Easters86: Whilst football clubs social media is tragically unfunny generally the thing that’s totally out of order is your player feigning injury to try and gain an advantage but whatever.

@jakerslane: Lashing out at Jamie Carragher and Fulhamโ€™s TikTok admin in the space of a few days, think you should be focusing on not conceding 20+ shots per game Erik

@SalDizzy: Think he should be more bothered about his Captains cringe worthy behaviour tbh ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ™ˆ

@connor_mh: Maybe try telling fernandes to stop diving then? The only thing out of order is your captain

@Tim_P29: I hear it, back your player and all that but we know Fernandes is embarrassing and does this nonsense all the time. No wonder he doesnโ€™t get half the fouls he should from refs as heโ€™s constantly trying to con them!

@BurnedIceman: Diving is cheatingโ€ฆ isnโ€™t that out of order?

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