Most football clubs’ social media teams like to make the most of an event, and many came up with Halloween-themed tweets on October 31.
West Ham United decided to come up with new ‘spooky’ names for a best XI, with ‘Witcharito’ and ‘Marlon Scarewood’ leading the line up front.
Here's our best attempt at a #Halloween XI…
Can you think of any more? pic.twitter.com/eB3MRxhHdW
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) October 31, 2017
The club hoped that the fans would interact by coming up with their own versions, but rather than play along, the supporters took a different approach…
The current XI is scary enough thanks
— ⚒ T ⚒ (@TezzyWHU) October 31, 2017
Nothing is as scary as being run by Gold, Sullivan and Brady and demolishing our home so we can play at an athletics stadium
— Chris Kane (@ChrisKane95) October 31, 2017
Watching our current XI play is scary enough thanks.
— Bradley Whiting (@BradWhiting_) October 31, 2017
— Midnight Zodiac (@Midnight_Zodiac) October 31, 2017
employing Bilic is scary tbh
— ?. (@StoneyMaIoney) October 31, 2017
The current squad is enough to scare anybody.
— Paul (@PreMatchMeal) October 31, 2017
— Jamie manning (@Jamiemanning99) October 31, 2017
Mine would be the starting eleven Saturday
— Jay (@corbettjaay) October 31, 2017
All got ‘one foot in the grave’ already don’t need Halloween to remind us⚒
— Marian (@MarianMorgan52) October 31, 2017
The negative mood among the fans comes from an inconsistent spell on the pitch from the players.
The East London outfit have won just two of their 10 Premier League games, drawing three and losing the other five.
At the weekend, Slaven Bilic’s side squandered a two-goal lead to eventually settle for a 2-2 draw with bottom-placed Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Pressure is growing on the manager and players, particularly as the club reside just one point above the relegation zone.