Virgil Van Dijk criticised for supporting controversial Paddy The Baddy as old tweets emerge

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Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk has been criticised for offering his support to the controversial UFC fighter Paddy Pimblett.

Considering that Paddy ‘The Baddy’ is a Liverpool supporter and virtually his only personality trait is the fact that he’s a scouser, it probably shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that he earned recognition from one of the Reds’ biggest names after his first-round win at UFC London.

However, Virgil Van Dijk, and any other Liverpool player keen to give Paddy credit, ought to consider what kind of person they’re aligning themselves with. The Dutchman was swiftly reminded on Twitter of some of Pimblett’s past, less than politically-correct public statements.

Cancel culture has seen fans dig deep into the archives in hope of unearthing social media posts from years ago that would reflect badly on celebrities in the modern-day. However, Pimblett’s tweets are not THAT old, which is pretty damning from his perspective…

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