West Ham fans furious as they learn why Slaven Bilic isn’t picking Toni Martinez

According to reliable Twitter user @ExWHUemployee on Episode 61 of the West Ham Way radio show, West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic isn’t picking in-form starlet Toni Martinez for the first team as he doesn’t believe he is ready yet, and Irons fans are understandably angry.

The pressure is continuing to build on the Croatian boss after his side surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 against bottom-of-the-table Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday, but it seems it isn’t enough for him to hand Martinez a place in his squad.

The 20-year-old scored a brace in the 3-1 Checkatrade Trophy win against Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium on Tuesday, which took his tally to 11 for the U23 side this season, but he is yet to be involved with a struggling first team this term.

West Ham supporters were quick to have their say on the revelation via social media, and while some said “words fail me”, others simply said “what a joke”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…