May 14, 2021

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Romelu Lukaku rages at his FIFA 21 rating in bizarre social media rant

‘I ain’t with this s***’: Romelu Lukaku rages at his reduced FIFA21 rating in bizarre rant and claims makers ‘mess with the ratings’ so players complain on social media… after being dropped by just ONE mark!

  • Players have this week been finding out their ratings for the new FIFA 21 game  
  • Former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku fumed at his 85 rating
  • The Belgian claims the creators ‘mess with the ratings’ to anger stars 

Romelu Lukaku has showed just how much the FIFA video games mean to him as he embarked on a bizarre social media rant about his rating – which dropped by just one point from last year’s edition. 

FIFA 21 will soon be hitting the shops and, in recent days, the creators have released the top 100 best rated players on the upcoming edition.

It has become an annual ritual where footballers check their ratings and compare against team-mates and opponents, while often making playful digs at one another online.

Romelu Lukaku clearly cares plenty about his FIFA rating after a bizarre outburst this week

Yet this year Lukaku has been sent into a rage, despite his player in the game being ranked among the best strikers.

The Inter Milan star is rated as an 85 overall in the coming edition, which represents a one figure drop from his 86 rating on the previous FIFA 20. It also places him behind the likes of Jamie Vardy and his Serie A rival Ciro Immobile.

Lukaku's 85 represents a drop from last year

Lukaku’s 85 represents a drop from last year

After a stellar debut season in Serie A, in which he scored 23 goals in 36 Serie A matches and broke European records by scoring in 10 consecutive Europa League matches, Lukaku clearly feels aggrieved that his stock – albeit digitally – has not risen.

Taking to Twitter the furious 27-year-old wrote: ‘Let’s be honest FIFA just mess with the ratings so we players start complaining about the game and give them more publicity… I ain’t with this s***. I know what I do.’ 

His outburst received all manner of responses, with many fans arguing his rating was indeed a fair representation while pointing out that things such as his sprinting speed had increased on the game.

Others noted how Lukaku was coming across as ‘insecure’, and should not be bothered by something as minor and inconsequential as a game rating.

Many players have this week given their verdicts on the FIFA game’s latest assessment of them, with Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold left delighted with his rating of 87 but less than impressed with his perceived shooting ability.

One player who is certainly happy with his FIFA rating is Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold

One player who is certainly happy with his FIFA rating is Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold

The full-back was happy with his high rating of 87 which places him in the top 50 players

The full-back was happy with his high rating of 87 which places him in the top 50 players

The Premier League winner, who plays his fair share of the virtual football game, was pleased overall but took aim at one of the statistics he was handed.

‘Yeah I’m happy, of course! 87. Wow, thats high!’, Alexander-Arnold told Dan Walker as he was shown his ratings card on Football Focus.  

The Liverpool man was given a relatively low rating of 66 for his shooting despite showcasing his impressive ability in front of goal with three stunning free kicks in the Reds’ title-winning campaign.

‘Maybe they put that in there because it’s my squad number’ ‘(I scored) Four goals (last season) from full-back’, Alexander-Arnold joked.