To West Ham fans, any game against Tottenham is like a cup final. The fans are always up for a game against The Lilywhites and defeat is never an option, except for the fact that they lose more than they win. After the 1-0 home defeat to their rivals, the Hammers would have wanted to forget about it, until their club tweeted a video highlighting Robert Snodgrass’ work rate.
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) 23 October 2018
West Ham fans were appalled by their club’s tweet. Not only did it make them look pathetic, but after a loss to Tottenham the last thing that they want to see is their club putting out tweets and videos that contain the caption ‘We didn’t get the result’. Understandably, a number of Tottenham fans jumped on the West Ham tweet and will have loved seeing the Stratford club’s woes.
In truth, Robert Snodgrass’ work rate to chase down the Spurs defenders and press high was admirable and the fact that it eventually led to his side winning a free-kick on the half-way line despite Tottenham looking comfortable in possession is a positive. However, that work rate is the minimum requirement for the fans and they want to see more than just pressing and chasing the opposition’s shadows for 90 minutes.
You can read The Irons’ verdict on their club’s tweet here:
We didn’t get the result but one of our players went full Forrest Gump so that’s good….
— Luke Neville (@lukenev13) October 23, 2018
A lovely 20 second in which West Ham don’t touch the ball. Top stuff guys
— Rian (@RianOvery) 23 October 2018
This admin is embarrassing
— Dean (@ftbldean) 23 October 2018
shouldn’t every player be doing this?
— Sam Brooks (@Sambrooks90) 23 October 2018
Footballer who is paid to play football, plays football. Thank goodness you were on hand to tweet it with an awful hash tag.
— J.O'B (@chanceig) October 23, 2018
— West Ham Italy (@martelliditalia) October 23, 2018
What on earth are you doing
— Craig (@mrcraigo10) October 23, 2018
Running like a headless chicken for 20 seconds, out of his position, without actual chance of touching the ball. Wow
— Luke (@19lukeyy94) October 23, 2018
— Wayne Young (@youngw17) October 23, 2018
I think running a bit is probably the very least we can expect surely
— James B (@WestHamJimbo) October 23, 2018
The fans want to see much less of these sorts of tweets and will hope their club can win these big games in the future.