The pair were videoed practicing a new celebration involving an array of dance moves prior to Manchester United’s game with Hull City in the Premier League.
And following what was a relatively dismal 0-0 draw, Rio Ferdinand was quick to criticise the pair for possessing the wrong attitude at Old Trafford.
Savage, speaking earlier this week, was also adamant that such antics were inappropriate.
“Before I climb down off my high horse, can you imagine Roy Keane posting a video on Instagram of a few dance moves with Paul Scholes 24 hours before a game?” he said.
“I know times have changed, and the era of social media has brought new ways for people to project themselves, but it just doesn’t look clever when it appears on the internet the day before a disappointing 0-0 draw at home.
“If it emerges four or five days out, and they win the game, I don’t see a problem – but it is a problem when United draw six out of nine at home and all those dropped points cost them a real shot at the title.”
There seems to be a growing consensus amongst pundits – and indeed the footballing world in general – that players should refrain from expressing themselves on social media.
This is, of course, mainly due to the fact that, as outsiders, we see footballers as strictly footballers, and the sight of them engaging in something else is, for some reason, too much to handle. And yet, this makes absolutely no sense: why should footballers be denied the right to post what they want on social media?