Coventry striker Yakubu took some pelters over the weekend after a video emerged of the striker apparently making no effort during his side's 3-1 defeat to Swindon.
But the video is not all that it seems.
The truth is that the Nigerian
Yakubu pulled up just after assisting George Thomas to score a late consolation goal. The centre-forward was incapacitated for the final few minutes of the match.
Yakubu awaits scan results on hamstring tear https://t.co/PtLFzNSfoF— Papi Barbers (@papibarbers1) February 28, 2017
But the Sky Blues season ticket holder who posted the video said there are questions to be asked about the incident after he posted the footage online which was then shared by thousands of people.
CJ Joiner told the Coventry Telegraph : “It was originally put out to say either a player isn’t injured and not doing a lot or, worse, he is injured and the manager has kept him on.”
The fan then went on to question why the new striker was even left on the pitch when he was clearly so badly injured.
Russell Slade confirms Coventry City striker Yakubu IS injured . https://t.co/8TapcuWE9G— i Coventry City FC (@iCoventryCityFC) February 28, 2017
“With us trailing by three and then two in stoppage time, what was the benefit of keeping him on the pitch? Wouldn't that hamper his recovery too?"
“We had used all three subs but he was trying to avoid the ball. If he was injured there are some big issues here".
“Whatever the reasons something isn’t right.”
The striker signed a short-term contract earlier this month. He will undergo a scan which will reveal the extent of the injury that could potentially bring an early end to his season.