After West Ham United settled for a 1-1 draw against ten-man Crystal Palace at the London Stadium on Wednesday evening, many Irons saw fit to lambast the performance of Issa Diop.
Diop, who lost Palace striker Christian Benteke for the Eagles’ only goal of the game, has attracted criticism from a section of Hammers following his return to the side – with Fabian Balbuena out due to a groin strain.
Was Issa Diop as bad as Fornals against Crystal Palace?
Following Benteke’s opening goal, David Moyes’ men pushed for an equaliser – with Jarrod Bowen forcing an outstretched save from Vicente Guaita before polarising forward Sebastien Haller buried an outrageous overhead kick to bring them level.
Despite Pablo Fornals largely being questioned due to his performance, with the Spaniard hauled off prematurely, these Irons also addressed their £22.5 million-rated defender – find all of their verdicts from Twitter down below.
West Ham fans blast Diop
Diop embarassing. Would be happy to see him and fornals gone in January
— john (@johnlayfield0) December 16, 2020
I thought Issa Diop was terrible tonight. Whilst it could be down to lack of match sharpness, but his part in Benteke’s goal tonight is basic stuff in my opinion.
The sooner Balbuena comes back in, the better.
— West Ham Fan Zone (@WHUFCFZ) December 16, 2020
Issa Diop has been shockingly bad. No awareness or urgency allowing Benteke to get the run on him and to get on the end of the cross into the area.
— Khaleem Azam (@AzamWHUFC) December 16, 2020
What a terrible footballer Issa Diop is. Absolutely no awareness of what’s around him and terrible on the ball. A real liability.
— Liam Smith (@snooze14) December 16, 2020
Power sub, I want to see more of fornals, I don’t like the agenda against him, definitely the West Ham scapegoat. Issa Diop should be the one under question
— Rustyy (@_4Nathanp_) December 16, 2020
I am honestly a better center half than Issa Diop
— Jack Fleming (@jack_fleming8) December 16, 2020
Craig Dawson can’t be much worse than Issa Diop…
— Adam Jessop #GSBOUT (@adammmm_1998) December 16, 2020
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