The Southampton fans appear to have a difficult relationship with central defender Wesley Hoedt, and that is putting it kindly.
Indeed, many celebrated when it was claimed that Hoedt could miss Saturday’s Premier League clash with Watford.
As it transpired, Hoedt did play in the 1-1 draw with the Hornets, and he has been an ever-present under Saints boss Mark Hughes this season.
There were always going to be some colourful responses when an interview with the 24-year-old was posted on Southampton’s official Twitter page.
Indeed, a number of the club’s fans once again took the chance to criticise Hoedt, although it must be said that there were those who defended the six-time Netherlands international in what was a mixed reaction.
One particular supporter was particularly strong, branding Hoedt ‘arrogant, overrated and appalling’.
A selection of the Twitter reaction in relation to the 2017 arrival from Lazio can be seen below:
Love Wesley, hes had all saints fans against him at some point but overall he is a great man and team player and I can see he is improving.
— Ingzi (@DannyIn9s) November 12, 2018
Learn how to defend and stop hoofing it out of play! #saintsfc
— Graeme Read (@Gra_Read) November 12, 2018
— Eddie (@EddieMontague) November 12, 2018
Accepts the ups and down of football yet deletes saints related photos from his instagram account and changes his bio when he gets dropped. ?
— gregiola (@gregvul) November 12, 2018
He’s young and learning. Bags of potential in my view. Can remember Wanyama and a few others being questioned when they first came to the club. The back 4 are getting the flack which would be reduced if we were scoring at the other end of the pitch!
— CliffG (@cliffg_g) November 12, 2018
— ??????? TS ?? (@ts_ts89) November 12, 2018
Arrogant, overrated and an appalling player #SaintsFC
— Joe Green (@Only_1Joe) November 12, 2018
Harsh. Thought he came across quite well here and his performances vs Bmth, Newcastle and Watford have all been good. Criticism and credit where it’s due.
— Not Papa Waigo (@KelvinsKicking) November 12, 2018