WELSH football star Aaron Ramsey has faced criticism from Twitter trolls after using Welsh in a tweet remembering the first anniversary of his wedding at Caldicot Castle.

The 24-year-old Caerphilly star posted a wedding photo of himself with wife Colleen alongside the Welsh language message "Un flwyddyn heddiw" – or "one year today".

But Twitter users took exception to the post with some indicating he may have drunk alcohol and one saying they thought he had "banged his head on a keyboard".

One wrote: “I didn't know Welsh was a language lol”.

But others sided with the Arsenal midfielder.

One wrote: “Since when has mocking someone's heritage and language been funny?”

Ramsey wed childhood sweetheart Colleen Rowlands at Caldicot Castle on June 8 last year.

He previously played for Cardiff City and was part of the Wales side which beat world number two Belgium 1-0 at Cardiff City Stadium on Friday.

South Wales Argus:

Jamie Bevan, the chairman of the Welsh Language Society Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg, said: "It's good to see figures like Aaron Ramsey tweeting in Welsh - and to see that over 2,000 Twitter users have favourited his Welsh-only tweet.

“In the 21st century, there is no place for the insulting and ignorant comments thrown his way - the Welsh language belongs to everyone in Wales, and all have a right to speak in Welsh and to use Welsh online.

"Unfortunately, this event is not unique - despite the fact that the majority of people in Wales want to see the language thrive, an ignorant minority still want to hold it back.

"Since 2011, the law in Wales is clear that we all have the freedom to use Welsh with each other - the Welsh Language Commissioner needs to ensure that the law is enforced and that everyone is aware of their right to use the language."