John Stones annoyed a number of members of the public this week who happened to go to the cinema to watch La La Land at the same time as the Manchester City squad.
However, the sight of England defender Stones constantly turning around to pass his popcorn to anyone in sight ruined the experience for many sat in the rows behind the players.
Tom Wilson, a grandfather from Salford who was at the showing said:
“It was quite nice at first to see a young English lad being so polite. He had a massive bag of popcorn and he was really reaching over to make sure all his team-mates got some.
“This was all fine when the ads were showing. But when the film got going I was just wishing he’d sit still.
“You could see a lot of people were thinking the same way.
“There was a woman with two kids behind him, and it was nice for him to turn around and offer them all some popcorn. The second time the mother said ‘No thank you’ and he just did not get the hint, he kept on every five minutes spinning around to try to pass it to them.”
Wilson said halfway through the film, during a particularly dramatic scene, Stones turned around and offered the family the rest of his bag of popcorn saying he didn’t want any more.
A man from the back row, who was fed up with Stones’ constant movements disrupting his viewing, shouted “just get rid of it!”
Pundit Robbie Savage analysed Stones’ behaviour by watching the cinema’s CCTV cameras and said: “I’m not at all impressed.
“I know nobody wants to criticise too much but this is a 22-year-old at one of the biggest clubs at the world.
“Avoiding buying too much popcorn and sitting still during the showing is the least you’d expect from him.”
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