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Fans rush to defend Formby resident Steven Gerrard after he is accused of 'gloating' about h

Formby resident and ex-England star Steven Gerrard is accused of 'gloating' about his millions after buying his daughter an £1,455 18-carat rose gold iPad for her sixth birthday. But fans rushed to his defence highlighting his charity work and long career.

Liverpool star Steven Gerrard has come under fire from fans after posting about an extravagant gift for his daughter on Instagram when the father-of-four gave his six-year-old daughter Lourdes an 18-carat rose gold iPad for her birthday.

The 37-year-old published three photographs of the £1,455 device to his 6.5million followers complete with the caption: 'Thanks @idesigngold for Lourdes 18k rose gold iPad with deep engraving check out there new website www.idesigngold.'

The message on the gadget reads: 'Happy 6th Birthday Lourdes. Lots of love Mum & Dad X'.

But then Steven faced a backlash from his followers.

Instagram user Edwa62I said: 'really like this couple and always thought he was very down to earth! But this is just so ridiculous for a 6 year old. What will she expect to receive next year? And why broadcast it all over Instagram?'

Andy Nicholls agreed with his statements, writing: 'My all time legend and I will continue to support you, but so very disappointed with this post. 'Theonlymod added: 'Talk about gloating man...most of the Liverpudlians are in poverty!' Others also pointed out that if the post was an advert, it should comply with Advertising Standards Agency standards.

Kaiqom said: 'Shouldn't this 'legally' be branded using the #ad?' while Dan Bower added: 'Hate all these shameless endorsements...really going down in my estimations @stevengerrard.'

However, many people rushed to Gerrard's defence, highlighting his charity work and long career.



Anne McGaughey wrote in response to another critical post: 'You're so wrong. He has a foundation and works very hard with those in Liverpool less fortunate than himself. He can spend his money how he likes on his children who are his world as it should be.'

Adam Calver also responded to a critic, saying: 'You narrow minded b*****d. He has his own foundation to raise money for disadvantaged kids! Can't put his money into every cause to make everyone else happy.'

In the eyes of most people, Liverpool and England legend Steven Gerrard can do absolutely no wrong.

This isn't the first time, he has sparked debate on his public posts, a remark written on his Instagram account back in June also sparked fury - and fans were rushing to defend him.

Steven Gerrard posted a beautiful snap of all four of his children, with his three daughters all lovingly crowded around his baby son, Lio, who was just over one month old at the time.

The footballer is always praised for how wonderful a dad he is and his photographs usually spark more than a few 'awww's.

But this one sparked a fierce debate. His caption read: "Looks like his ironing and washing is sorted when he gets older" along with a smiley face and heart emoji.

Many took issue with the fact he was resigning his girls to outdated gender roles where his daughters completed "female" household tasks for his son.

In the eyes of most people, Liverpool and England legend Steven Gerrard can do absolutely no wrong and he is an out and out hero and great dad.

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