West Ham have endured something of a mixed start to their season with their move to the London Stadium presenting its fair share of teething problems.
While the Hammers did win both their first competitive and first league game at the ground, it also played host to their shock Europa League exit. Moreover, this weekend saw it bear witness to a disappointing 4-2 loss at the hands of Watford.
The result proved all the more painful given the fact the hosts had led 2-0 and had allowed their advantage to deteriorate so quickly. Angelo Ogbonna, in particular, has reacted badly with both an odd and negative tweet.
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Everything seemed to be going to plan for West Ham during the first 40 minutes of their home tie with Watford. Two goals from Michail Antonio saw the Irons command a strong lead against a side yet to win.
Nevertheless, it didn’t take long for the Hammers to collapse in on themselves. Improbably, goals from Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney saw the affair level going into half time.
The second half provided little respite as the Hornets extended their comeback not only to a lead, but an unassailable one.
Strikes via Etienne Capoue and Jose Holebas saw West Ham shell shocked and on the path to defeat. A late rally did nothing to change the scoreline and Slaven Bilic’s men slumped to 17th place, just above the relegation zone.
Italian defender Ogbonna, despite being left on the bench for the fixture, was swift to react though, albeit in ambiguous fashion.
The 28-year-old tweeted out a picture of the scoreline with no caption, seemingly to accentuate the disappointment and shock of the result. The confusing post can be seen below:
Evidentially, it’s caused something of a stir amongst Hammers who have been both confused and riled by their player’s negativity. While there was, admittedly, little to shout about, fans didn’t want the result rubbed in.
Below are some of the best reactions to Ogbonna’s post:
Whatever the Italian meant with his mysterious upload isn’t entirely known, but it’s certainly not done his popularity with the fans a great deal of good.
Nonetheless, it does prove the point that the Hammers’ start to the season is going far worse than expected. In what seemed a highly winnable game, West Ham choked in front of their own supporters.
It’s fair to say, Bilic has a lot of work to do.
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