Charlton Athletic sunk closer to the relegation zone this weekend as they suffered their second loss in three games at The Valley.
The Addicks were defeated 2-0 by Blackburn Rovers, pushing them down to within five points of the drop.
Two goals inside eight first-half minutes were enough to secure all three points for the visitors after John Buckley’s attempt deflected in before Stewart Downing’s free-kick was turned home by Tosin Adarabiyo.
Rovers were very nearly handed a penalty too after Dominic Samuel went down under a challenge from skipper Tom Pearce.
Now the home support have been hammering their captain on social media following the full-time whistle.
Here’s what has been said…
Jason Pearce seems to swing between heroic skipper and absolute liability on a game by game basis. And how is Hemed still on the pitch when we have forwards on the bench?? #cafc
— Stuart Loversidge (@StuLoversidge) February 15, 2020
Pearce has had a nightmare today #cafc
— steven (@tom_elephant) February 15, 2020
Did anyone come on for Pearce at half time, or did we play the second half with 10 men? 💦 #cafc
— Billy Morris (@BillyMorrisBoh) February 15, 2020
Hamed and Pearce impersonating a footballer and both stealing a living get them off our wage bill cafc @CAFCofficial
— Jonathan Acworth-Waldegrave (@JonathanAcwort1) February 15, 2020
Lockyer and Pearce have been an absolute shambles so far today #cafc
— George Summerfield (@summerfield94) February 15, 2020
The 32-year-old was hauled off a half-time which is maybe why these fans were right to be so scathing on his performance as he was brandished a “shambles” as well as an “absolute liability.”
Whilst he was also regarded to be stealing a living from the London-based side.
It has been his first season back in the second-tier since a spell with Wigan Athletic during the 2014/15 campaign.
Others were quick to defend Naby Sarr in reaction to Pearce’s performance.
How does sarr get more stick than Pearce? #cafc
— Ben Brian (@chefben91) February 15, 2020
Just a younger Pearce imo ATM… No matter what people say sarr has been better that Lockyer and Pearce… We miss Bauer massively
— Timmsi (@Timmsi_CAFC) February 15, 2020
And then there were comments over the penalty incident with much of the Addicks faithful of the belief that their captain was rather lucky to still be on the pitch let alone giving a chance from the spot to the opposition.
Tbh I Agree Pearce got ridiculously lucky. View from behind the goal was perfect, grabbed his legs🤷🏻♂️
— rhys (@RhysCafc44) February 15, 2020
pearce is a lucky lucky boy #cafc
— Thomas Connor (@injuredpotato) February 15, 2020
Could moan about 90% of our own team before the ref, Pearce one was def a pen and a red card for me so could have been a lot worse!! #cafc
— Nigel McCarthy (@nigel_mccarthy) February 15, 2020
In 45 minutes of action, the centre-back managed just one tackle and lost possession five times, per SofaScore.
And in other news, Charlton fans SLAM their new chairman for these comments…