Aymeric Laporte Learns About His X-Rated Nickname On Social Media, Immediately Responds
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Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte learned his X-rated nickname from fans on Twitter and his response has gone viral.
Laporte is one of City's star defenders and alongside Ruben Dias, has helped Pep Guardiola's side to the top of the Premier League.
He started in Sunday's 4-0 win over Newcastle United and took to Twitter to thank fans for their support.
One fan replied to Laporte claiming 'Lapornhub' had a solid game. We don't need to explain the reference, do we?
The Spain international, who enjoys using social media, almost immediately fired back with: "Excuse me?" and a series of laughing emojis.
Excuse me ? 😂😂— Aymeric Laporte (@Laporte) December 19, 2021
Laporte has used social media in recent years to complain about his FIFA rating and also... try to get out of fighting in World War III.
Safe to say being called 'Lapornhub' is actually a normal day at the office.
Last season saw Laporte lose his place to John Stones next to Dias as City won the title.
The 27-year-old has featured 14 times already this campaign compared to just 16 last term, with City locked in a battle at the top with Chelsea and Liverpool.
Victory over Newcastle came with a much-changed XI for City.
Phil Foden and Jack Grealish were dropped to the bench in favour of Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling, with the latter scoring City's fourth.
Guardiola suggested the England duo were left out due to their off-field behaviour.
He told BBC Radio Five Live: “Not rotation, no.
“I decided for this team because they deserved to play today, these guys and not the other ones.
“At Christmas time I pay a lot of attention to behaviour on and off the pitch. And when off the pitch is not proper they are not going to play.
“So we have to be focused all the time because of distractions at Christmas time and everything that happens - you have to still be focused.”
City's win was their 34th in the top-flight this calendar year, breaking a league record.
They're currently three points clear following Chelsea's stalemate with Wolves and Liverpool's 2-2 draw with Tottenham.
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