Some West Ham United fans have hit out at media double standards after a Twitter post from a Sunderland fan.
The Hammers have been widely tipped to challenge the top six this season. Sunderland meanwhile are battling for promotion from League One.
West Ham fluffed their lines with a 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace last time out, ending a six game unbeaten streak in the Premier League.
Meanwhile Jack Ross has been sacked with Sunderland sixth in the table.
West Ham and the forgotten goal
West Ham deserved at least a draw from the game against the Eagles.
And now Manuel Pellegrini must pick his side up to face Everton after the international break.
West Ham fans have been irritated in the wake of the game.
Not just by the loss but what supporters see as double standards from the media.
The VAR decision which awarded Palace the winner at the London Stadium overshadowed what will surely be one of the best team goals of the season.
Slick Hammers’ 15-pass beauty
The Hammers put together a slick, fast, intricate 15-pass move to carve Palace open as Sebastien Haller scored the opening goal.
But it has received little or no recognition in the media.
And the feeling amongst West Ham fans is that had it been scored by the likes of Liverpool or Manchester City we would still be hearing about it now.
Indeed some football fans on social media even tried to give Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp credit for the goal, claiming it was evidence of a ripple effect of their influence on the English game.
The goal did also raise questions from some Hammers fans as to why Pellegrini’s side don’t play at that tempo more often.
Twitter post from Sunderland fan goes viral as supporters bemoan media double standards
It has taken a Twitter post from a ‘long-suffering’ Black Cats fan in order for West Ham to get some credit for the goal.
Sunderland fan Brian McDermott posted a video of the West Ham goal on Twitter praising the build-up play.
And it went viral with over 615,000 views and 22,000 likes.
Here are a selection of comments on the goal.
West Ham build up play for this goal is absolutely outstanding 👏 pic.twitter.com/P9fF1ccPIS
— Brian McDermott (@Maccer1988) October 5, 2019
But watching that level of quality is what makes it even more galling to lose games like these! The West Ham Way right there! 🙈
— Simon Lee (@Loftylee72) October 6, 2019
— MessiMantra-🕉️ (@sathish_cule) October 6, 2019
put some respect on Pellegrini
— juап апdrеs aмаdоя (@JuanAndresMUFC) October 7, 2019
About the only time we moved the ball quickly.
— Eddie Fensome (@EddieFensome) October 6, 2019
Need more of this
— Mr Surrender Singh Bill (@vicsinghb) October 6, 2019
This was genuinely class and if certain other teams did it would be goal of the season. The rest of the game however was horrendous
— Joe Quantick (@joequan1985) October 6, 2019
If only they can maintain this level of play for a full 90mins
— MikeFineArtist* (@joc306) October 6, 2019
Insane goal that
— Martyn Hobbs (@MartynHobbs12) October 6, 2019
Won’t get the credit it deserved as we lost ⚒
— will earle (@willearle_) October 6, 2019
Agree Brian, if it was Liverpool or City that scored this goal, match of the day hosts would have been creaming there pants about it, but not a mention of it!
— ST (@ppsplanning) October 6, 2019
— Matthew Brading (@matt_brading) October 6, 2019
Pep revolutionising the prem again 🤪
— OM Red (@OutsiderMuzic) October 6, 2019
All the signs are there. Just need to be more ruthless.
— Jamie (@websterhills) October 6, 2019
That’s the best goal I have seen West Ham score for a while. We have some great players.
— matt bradford (@mattb_74) October 6, 2019
West Ham or Barça I’m unsure
— St. Derpy (@OlDerpy) October 6, 2019
And all MOTD spoke about was Tim Cahill.
— Irons ⚒ (@kidders68) October 6, 2019
— Iain Sproule (@Iain_Sproule) October 6, 2019
If Barcelona scored that everyone would be all over it. Goal of the season so far
— Matthew Wiltshire (@MWiltshireMover) October 6, 2019
Goal of the month easy
— Luke Shipp (@lookship_) October 7, 2019
Bu t because it isnt Salah and Mane it wont win goal of the month or even get a mention
— Nick Reeve (@cynicreeve) October 7, 2019