A lot of West Ham fans on Twitter are furious after seeing footage of Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha appearing the spit in the direction of Declan Rice on Saturday. Roy Hodgson’s side came from a goal behind to win 2-1 at the London Stadium against West Ham, and since then fans have been up in arms about this incident. A video clip has surfaced on Twitter and it does show Zaha and Rice involved in a tussle before Rice then disappears out of shot and Zaha does appear to spit. However getting angry about this is ridiculous. Does the footage show, conclusively, that Zaha is spitting towards Rice? No, it does not. It seems like some West Ham supporters are trying to find something to redirect their anger at after seeing their side play so poorly, let slip of a lead and lose their final league match since the opening day. It was a bad day for West Ham but fans are making mountains out of mole hills with this.
ForeverWestHam has rounded up some of the best tweets below:
@FA spitting! Are you gonna do something
— Robbie Lawther (@RLawther94) October 5, 2019
Lowest of the low
— richard (@rlyne6666) October 6, 2019
Looks pretty conclusive to me. Clearly spits in a player direction. Dirty, horrible player. No place for spitting in football.
— timCOYI (@tim1967td) October 6, 2019
— George Moss (@georgemoss77) October 6, 2019
Masuaku 6 game ban ..let’s see what happens here shall we …
— Carl110395 (@carl110395) October 6, 2019
— Tom Wild (@TommyWild) October 6, 2019