A meme has emerged on Twitter after a fan of football star Holmes took to social media to explain why the England midfielder had been left out of the Champions League.
Holmes’ agent, Paul Hackett, shared an image of a fan tweeting about the footballer’s omission from the competition.
Hackett told the BBC the tweet was taken from a fan’s Twitter account and was in no way a representation of the man.
Hackets message on Twitter read: “@Holmes_fan: Sorry Holmes fans, it looks like your favourite player has been left off the UEFA Champions League.”
The Twitter account that tweeted the tweet has since been deleted, but it was subsequently retweeted by some fans.
Hacketts message on social media read: “@holmes_fans: Sorry @HolmesFans, it isnt a joke.
It isnt what Holmes is looking forward to playing for, it’s all about making it to the Champions Leagues and getting back to the top.”
Hackett later tweeted: “@Holmesfan: I dont want to say Holmes got the wrong call on his last match, but @Holmsfan is the only one who could tell me.
He cant be the only person on the planet who cant be fooled by this.
I love you Holmes, but dont forget the FA.”
The tweet has been retweeted more than 10,000 times and the original tweet has gained more than 20,000 likes.
Hackers message on the social media site said: “Hilarious, funny, and well-written.
I would love to be a part of this.”
Hacketts messages on social networking site Twitter were also retweeted, with the original message gaining more than 15,000 retweets.
Hackes message on twitter read: @Holusesfan: Holmes gets the blame but Ive seen him play for 3 years and he isnt the one who deserves it.
The only one to deserve it is the fans.
We all deserve it, not Holmes.
We dont have to agree with it.
He isnt even on the team, let alone a top-class player.
Holmans message on Facebook read: Theres nothing wrong with Holmes playing for us.
He got picked to the team to help us win the league and get back to Champions League glory.
The club is a dream for us and I cant be happier for him.
We can see he is happy to have a place at the club and to play in the Champions league.
It gives him the chance to prove he can play for us, get in the team and play his role for the club.
Hack’s message on his social media account read: Holms got the call wrong and he has to do better.
He needs to be in the starting XI more often.
I cant wait to see how he reacts.
He has got a lot to prove and the fans dont have a problem with that.
Hack also posted a message on Instagram saying: “I cant wait for him to come out of retirement.
Ive been telling him all along that he cant be left out.
I dont think he knows the world, but the world has seen the way he has been playing for Chelsea.
He deserves everything he gets.”
Hack’s Twitter profile picture has been changed to include a picture of a black cat.