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Sancho responds to fan claiming he's 'behaving like a piece of sh*t'

15:54 GMT 28/11/2019
Jadon Sancho, Dortmund
It's unlikely that the supporter expected a reply after calling out the England international

Borussia Dortmund and England star Jadon Sancho surprised a fan on Thursday by responding to a rather offensive post in which a Twitter user accused the winger of behaving like 'a piece of sh*t'.

Lucien Favre's men were soundly beaten at Camp Nou, with goals from Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann contributing to a dominant 3-1 performance in Catalunya. Sancho netted a fine strike of his own, but it would prove to be only a consolation.

With the win, Barca secured their place in the knock-out rounds, while Inter's convincing win over Slavia Prague moved them level on points with Dortmund in Champions League Group F, meaning everything will come down to the final group matches to see who goes through.

Sancho will of course hope to make that progression, but with rumours suggesting he had been left on the bench due to disciplinary issues and reports linking the young Englishman to a variety of other clubs, one fan took out her frustration on the 19-year-old.

Posting on Twitter, presumably not expecting a response, the user said:

“It's quite clear you want to leave but right now you're playing for this club. Dortmund pays your salary. Maybe you should stop behaving like a piece of sh*t and do what you have to based on your contract? You were no one before Borussia. A bit of respect and gratitude please.”

Sancho replied: “Think I showed heart and desire last night. Anyway, we will try our best to get the three points on Saturday.”

Three points and a return to winning ways is sorely needed for a side that was expected to challenge for the Bundesliga title after a summer of big spending. Dortmund, though, currently sit sixth in the German top tier, five points off leaders Borussia Monchengladbach.

A recent 4-0 'Der Klassiker' humbling at the hands of a previously rudderless Bayern Munich side raised serious questions of Favre and his charges, while following that disaster up with an extremely poor showing at home to bottom-placed Paderborn served only to further raise speculation over the head coach's future.

For now, Favre remains in the dugout, with a trip to a struggling Hertha Berlin side on Saturday providing the perfect platform to get Dortmund's season back on track.