West Ham United supporters were left absolutely fuming on Saturday after midfielder Arthur Masuaku was sent off in the FA Cup against Wigan Athletic.
The 24-year-old received his marching orders for spitting at opposition player Nick Powell early in the second half, leaving the Irons with a mountain to climb having already conceded a goal.
The home side went on to net a second to secure a 2-0 victory, dumping David Moyes’ side out of the competition.
As reported by The Evening Standard, Masuaku now faces a lengthy six-game ban, leaving the Hammers with further selection problems in the coming weeks.
Clearly the sending off incident was one which not only frustrated supporters but left them embarrassed and disgusted, with many taking to social media after the fact to criticise the player.
Some are even calling on him to refund travelling away fans or for him to never be selected again.
Nearly 12 hours later, I’m less upset about West Ham’s loss, and way more upset and disappointed with Masuaku disgracing us today #COYI ⚒⚒
— Nick Stampar ? (@NStampar) January 28, 2018
Masuaku should have to refund every single away fan who travelled to Wigan, from his weekly wages.
— Chazwazza (@westhamcharlie) January 27, 2018
Masuaku 6 game ban. Well done you idiot @ArthurMasuaku!
Very poor today. Take the ban and come back stronger please #COYI
— Mikespace Online ™ (@MikespaceOnline) January 27, 2018
— Lee Jolly (@leethept1) January 27, 2018
Just seen masuaku spit on a Wigan fella , that's a 5-6 game ban for him now . We've got 13 injuries on top of that. Oh and we have our 3 biggest games of the season coming up . Cheers Arthur you helmet . #westham #COYI
— Josh Blackman (@joshblackman93) January 27, 2018
— 父 Steve Brown 父 (@Sdbrownb) January 27, 2018
— Clairey Fairy ⚒ (@silvervexcebo) January 27, 2018
One player though, Masuaku. Absolute disgrace. Hope he gets that ban, hope he gets wages fined and a massive telling off because that is disgusting. Whether the player said anything or not, go to the ref and speak to him
— Jack⚒ (@JackJPW_COYI) January 27, 2018