‘Owned by our Kev’ – Fans react after Man City youngster taught a life lesson by Scunthorpe striker

Scunthorpe United progressed into the quarter-finals of the EFL Trophy last night with a 3-1 victory over Manchester City Under-21s at Glanford Park.

Star of the show was undoubtedly Scunthorpe’s in-form Dutch striker Kevin van Veen with two goals and an assist, the experienced frontman proving to be too hot to handle for City’s young defence.

His performance was made to feel all the sweeter after it emerged in the local press 17-year-old City defender Taylor Harwood-Bellis had boasted to the twenty-eight-year-old about the size of his wages compared to those of the lower-league journeyman. Indeed, van Veen said he was spurred on to his man of the match performance by the teenagers less than humble remarks.

The story has since been picked up by nationally by Talksport and fans were quick to react on social media when the off-air comments by the striker were made public in a tweet by Sports journalist for BBC Radio Humberside, and BBC Look North, Mike White.

While some fans criticised the journalist for making a story from an off-air chat but the fact Van Veen later retweeted his comments and made his own on the situation gave White more credibility.

It also seems apparent from the social media reaction that many fans feel the youngster has or should be taught a lesson in humility, and that his remarks are another example of young players being given too much at a such a young age.

Others have since accused the journalist of bullying the youngster to get more clicks.

Here is a selection of responses to the story on Twitter.



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