Football legend mocked by fans over bizarre video with daughter

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Paul Scholes, pictured here appearing to bite his daughter's toenails in the video.
Paul Scholes appeared to bite his daughter's toenails in the video. Image: Instagram

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has copped it from football fans over a truly bizarre video with his daughter.

Alicia Scholes, 20, posted a video to social media on Sunday showing her father biting her toenails.

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"True love," she wrote in the caption.

In the video, the Manchester United legend appears to be rubbing his daughter's feet when he starts chewing on her toenails.

Fans were quick to express their uneasiness over the strange clip.

“I’m speechless," one wrote, while another commented: “Think it’s time we take him out of the Gerrard Lampard debate after that one.”

Alicia Scholes is a professional netball player, recently leaving Manchester Thunder to join London Pulse.

Her father played 499 games for Manchester United and is widely regarded as one of the club's finest players ever.

Scholes also 66 games for England, scoring 14 goals.

Paul Scholes, pictured here after scoring a goal for Manchester United in 2012.
Paul Scholes celebrates a goal for Manchester United in 2012. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Paul Scholes in hot water over lockdown party

The family was in hot water recently when Scholes threw a 21st birthday bash for his son in breach of Covid-19 rules.

Police were called to their house in January after mobile phone footage showed revellers ignoring social distancing “as they drank and danced” at the seven-hour party.

Tory MP Andrew Bridgen criticised Scholes for the “reckless behaviour”.

“You'd expect a much more responsible attitude from a role model who has worn an England shirt 66 times,” Bridgen said.

“The people of Oldham are fully aware reckless behaviour like this has caused the return to lockdown.

“While young people are less likely to suffer serious complications if they are infected, they may spread it to somebody for whom the consequences could be very severe.”

Greater Manchester Police said they attended the property and encouraged those present to “be compliant” with restrictions, which had only just been imposed.

Scholes appeared in a photo posted to social media wearing a “Lockdown Live” T-shirt with DJ Zac Caulcutt, while daughter Alicia was also spotted in a number of photos.

Scholes’ party was allegedly held just hours after a major incident was declared in Greater Manchester due to increases in Covid-19 infection rates across “multiple localities”.

Local MP Debbie Abrahams said at the time: “We all need to play our part. I urge everyone to follow the new guidelines.”

The new rules banned members of two different households from mixing in pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues.

“Although the council and partner organisations have been working closely to tackle the impacts of the pandemic since early this year, declaring a major incident means we can ramp this up further,” the Leader of Manchester City Council Richard Leese said in the Manchester Evening News.

“It allows the establishment of a central command structure to oversee the response and enables agencies involved to draw on extra resources.”

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