It was meant to be the exciting red carpet appearance to celebrate her boyfriend’s nomination for the Professional Footballers’ Association Players player of the year award.
Instead, Lacie Southion became the target of vicious trolls as she stepped out at the glamorous event at Grosvenor House in London alongside Fulham player Ryan Sessegnon.
Looking gorgeous in a full-length white gown with a split up the side, Lacie worked the crowds and cameras perfectly as her boyfriend Ryan, 18, smiled proudly.
Ryan Sessegnon and his girlfriend Lacie were the target of trolls at the PFA Awards. Source: AAP
But rather than celebrate the young couple, keyboard warriors instead attacked Lacie’s appearance and weight.
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With one claiming that when Ryan’s “more famous she’s a goner”, outraged fans soon hit back at the comments – with many blasting the fact the trolls were targeting a teenage girl.
I think Ryan Sessegnon's girlfriend Lacie is very beautiful and those vile trolls are probably jealous that they can't pull a woman as beautiful as her
— Fiona May (@fionamay4471) April 23, 2018
Absolute state of the people making snide comments about Ryan Sessegnon’s girlfriend, who, like him, is probably only a teenager.
— John O'Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) April 22, 2018
Dear @RyanSessegnon 's girlfriend – make no mistake, you are a lovely young woman but also, as Ryan is a young man of unusual maturity and good sense, you must have an equally lovely personality. Everything a decent man could want in one package. Lucky Ryan! ❤️ignore the trolls
— Terri O'Shea (@treeemoose) April 22, 2018
Don’t know much about Ryan Sessegnon, but what I do know is that he’s 17. Therefore, presuming his girlfriend, if it is his girlfriend, is around that age and the comments that people are making make me sick to my stomach. Full grown men giving grief about a teenager. Disgusting.
— Laura Jackson (@LauraBrowno9) April 23, 2018
So the young footballer sessegnon has a normal girlfriend think she looks amazing good on you @RyanSessegnon stick with her she is a keeper
— donna drury (@donna079) April 23, 2018
Scratching my head at some of the comments here about a very gifted teenager and his girlfriend. Disgusting
— ANDY (@ANDYC7575) April 23, 2018
The backlash saw one troll forced to delete his tweet and issue a public apology.
“I was just messing around,” Dan Paxton, 17, told the Daily Mail.
“It was a bit silly and I deleted it a few hours ago. It was nothing malicious and I’m sorry.”
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