08/10/2014 11:09 BST | Updated 08/10/2014 11:59 BST

Liverpool Defender Jose Enrique Criticised For 'Hitler' Moustache

Liverpool defender Jose Enrique has ruffled feathers by trimming his moustache in a style some have interpreted as being reminiscent of Adolf Hitler.

Enrique tweeted a picture of himself with the new facial hair, alongside girlfriend Amy Jaine.

He wrote: “Surprised my girlfriend with a new style of beard this morning, she didn’t like it very much… hahahahaha.”

The controversial snap had been retweeted more than a thousand times by midday on Wednesday with many expressing disbelief at the perceived insensitivity of the stunt.

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Joakim tweeted: “I hope you don’t go any Jewish followers,” while Roy Morre wrote: “Oh dear! Hope you check up on your history after this #hitler”

The founder and leader of the Nazi party, Hitler’s destruction and killing of Jews during World War II is referred to as the Holocaust.


Adolf Hitler was the founder and leader of the Nazi party

Around six million Jews were gassed, starved and shot dead throughout his regime.

However some tweeters failed to see the resemblance to the Fuhrer.

Morenike Adebayo described it as “a Charlie Chaplin”, while Peter LFC decided: “You look like a French waiter.”

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