Liverpool’s splendid 25-match winning streak came to an end on Sunday, as they were handed a defeat by David Moyes’ men away at the London Stadium.
The match ended 3-2 in the favor of West Ham United who deservedly took home the three points, having thoroughly outplayed the Reds.
Although Merseyside fans haven’t had too much to complain about given their team’s dream run, the weekend defeat against the Hammers did seemingly sting a few, who made centre-back Joel Matip one of the scapegoats for the defeat.
The issue was brought to light by the German’s wife Larissa Matip, who lashed out at the perpetrators on Twitter, posting a scornful message that read “We have some really poor Liverpool fans”. The tweet hinted that the defender was presumably caught in the crosshairs of some toxic fans.
The post, though deleted swiftly afterwards, caught the public eye who extended their support towards the player and his wife.
When pointed out by a user that this was a common occurrence across fandoms, Matip’s wife did not hesitate in pointing out the hypocrisy of the supporters who on one hand unitedly sing the anthem of the Reds outfit, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” with pride, but on the other resort to vile criticism when their stars fail to perform.
Such appalling behaviour on part of some fans tarnishes the reputation of the entire fan base while bringing disgrace to the game as well, as rightly opined by a sympathizer.