Widely mocked on social media for his inability to remain upright when confronted by a majestic Lionel Messi bodyswerve, Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has tweeted his response to his critics (or 'haters', as he - somewhat predictably - calls them).

As a World Cup-winning defender Boateng probably feels he is entitled to a little bit more respect from his detreactors. Comparing himself to the Godfather though…that’s just asking for trouble.