The ugly side of football fandom on Twitter reared its ugly head again as Trevoh Chalobah was forced to delete his tweet complimenting Declan Rice following West Ham star’s performance during Hammers’ 4-1 win against Leicester City last night.
The 22-year-old Chelsea defender had quoted a tweet from Rice by writing ‘big player’ as the Hammers demolished the Foxes to go to the top of the Premier League table.
The West Ham United midfielder has been heavily rumoured to join Chelsea, now or in the future, but gets an equal amount of hate as much he gets support from the Blues fanbase.
Here’s the reaction on Twitter –
“You lot disgust me”
Chalobah deleted the tweet, Chelsea fans are you happy now??? You lot disgust me pic.twitter.com/DqguZ4Ss0y— Tolu (@CFCToIu) August 24, 2021
Trevoh Chalobah has deleted his tweet in support of Declan Rice being a top player last night. People say on here constantly “don’t take Twitter too seriously” & for the most part they’re right. However, this is unacceptable that one of our own feels he has to do this. SHAMEFUL!— DavidBranch CHELSEA ⭐️⭐️💙 (@DavidBranchCFC) August 24, 2021
Apparently the group responsible
Sarrisexuals on their 87th cigarette by 8 am forced Chalobah to delete a tweet because he praised his mate Declan Rice? What a great message to send out as a ‘fan’!— Dubois (@CFCDUBois) August 24, 2021
“Just backing his boy”
The fact Chalobah had to delete his tweet tells you everything you need to know about the culture on Twitter.— Alexis’ Kavkas View 🇦🇿🇬🇪 (@AlexisIsKavkas) August 24, 2021
You lot want players to interact and be “normal” yet abuse them off the platform !
Grow up, he was just backing his boy !
“No friends in real life”
The episode around Trevoh Chalobah’s tweet about Declan Rice – a childhood friend who just had a great performance – shows one thing very clearly:— ExpectedChelsea (@ExpectedChelsea) August 24, 2021
Most of Chelsea twitter has never had friends in real life.
The same people who are abusing Rice and his friends now are the same ones who want to sell Mount and abused Chilwell before he even moved here.— ExpectedChelsea (@ExpectedChelsea) August 24, 2021
These people and their toxicity have to be weeded out of the fanbase. They’re not giving us a good name. pic.twitter.com/iOpLNxdF2A
“Sad to see”
So much negativity on here & it’s sad to see the abuse Chalobah received after his tweet last night.— Claudio⭐️⭐️ (@ClaudioDi__) August 24, 2021
Twitter & social media platforms make it too easy for people to post abuse without hesitation.
One of our very own & we’re all behind you Trev, truly incredible journey so far.💙 pic.twitter.com/k7tnP8xIDE
What if it was Eden Hazard?
Can’t wait to see what happens if any of our existing squad tweet’s something nice to Eden Hazard when he puts in a major performance for Real this season…— Chris⭐️⭐️ (@ChrisGagg) August 24, 2021
Same energy as Chalobah to Rice?
Of course not and we all know why!