West Ham fans have been reacting to a clip of Sam Allardyce laughing as he was asked about Everton fans’ frustration with his tactics.
Allardyce looked set to become a popular figure on the blue half of Merseyside after a positive start to life at the club, but things have quickly turned sour.
The Toffees put in yet another poor away performance in their 2-1 defeat at Burnley on Saturday, capitulating in the second half after creating some great opportunities before the break.
Ashley Williams was sent off late on for a ludicrous loss of composure, as he swung his elbow at Burnley’s Ashley Barnes. The Blues have won just one league match away from home since January 2017, and fans were frustrated by Big Sam’s decision to withdraw Sigurdsson at Turf Moor.
“You mentioned (Gylfi) Sigurdsson, some Everton fans voiced their frustration towards the end when you substituted him and put Bolasie on”, Allardyce was asked. “Just tell us what your thinking was there.”
The smug and downright dismissive response from the ex-England gaffer has left Everton fans fuming. Most West Ham fans just seem relieved, while some are even feeling bad for the Blues. A few of the best twitter responses can be found below…
Sam Allardyce smirking when told about the fans frustration, get him as far away from my club as possible. pic.twitter.com/y1ZHgJuWPP
— Everton Fans Corner (@EFCFansCorner_) March 3, 2018
Don’t say you haven’t been warned.
— Gep 父 (@GEP_WHU) March 4, 2018
Told you so boys and girls. You thought we were a laughing stock. I won't gloat, I'll just say this bloke should never be allowed near a football club again.
— Dave (@DaveyWHU) March 3, 2018
Feeling your pain
— Alan Frost (@AlanFrostCOYI) March 3, 2018
— mikejoyce (@hammersmikey) March 3, 2018
Wait till he cups his ear when you boo him before rubbishing your history ⚒
— Christian Holbrook⚒ (@CAH1895WHUFC) March 3, 2018
Nobody really sees this side to the man until he manages your own team.
— Canning Town Len (@CanningTownLen) March 3, 2018
Deja vu. Everton are a fine football club, you deserve better. As did West Ham, as did Sunderland, Newcastle and Blackburn. Crystal Palace on the other hand got what they deserved, shame he is not still there. Jettison him fast…
— Tim ⚒ (@TGNretail) March 3, 2018