Instead of showing compassion for their star player, some fans accused him of wanting to see his rumored girlfriend, Helga Lovekaty.
One fan named Tatan17 wrote: “James must be at the Helga Lovekaty Stadium and he couldn’t devote a goal and two assists.”
Sr Manegas added: “This game is so bad, James went to see Helga Lovekaty.”
The girlfriend in question is a model who some believe met Rodriguez through teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.
Another user, named Flake 61, wrote: “James entered the dressing room because Helga Lovekaty is waiting for him.”
Rodriguez, who is a Real Madrid star, could not continue playing and left the football field with a calf complaint.
His girlfriend has also appeared at the World Cup.