Vladimir Coufal has responded on social media after abuse from so-called West Ham fans as the Hammers family rallies.
Earlier today Hammers cult hero Carlton Cole hit out at the ‘cowards’ who abused Coufal online following the 1-1 draw at Southampton.
As reported by Hammers News this morning, Czech defender Coufal deleted a social media post following the Saints draw after receiving abuse from a minority of so-called Wet Ham supporters.
The result left many Hammers fans and manager David Moyes frustrated.
The east Londoners had enough opportunities to win three games but it took a special strike from Declan Rice to save the day after the officials had somehow allowed Southampton’s opener to stand.
With huge defensive problems, Moyes was forced to start all four of his senior first team fullbacks in the same team. One of those was Coufal who played at right wingback.
Vladimir Coufal responds on social media after abuse from so-called West Ham fans as Hammers family rallies
The defender was prominent in the game but – like Aaron Cresswell and Emerson on the other side – was guilty of wasting numerous crosses, too often hitting the defender or failing to pick out a teammate.
As always, though, Coufal gave his all for the team with his attitude and desire never in question.
So what happened to him after the match left a bitter taste for true Hammers fans and cult hero Cole.
The ex Hammers striker offered words of condemnation and support while West Ham fans rallied around the defender, sending Coufal positive messages and posting pictures of him online.
Now Coufal has responded on social media after the abuse from so-called West Ham fans as the Hammers family rallies.
The Czech fullback simply posted hearts, thanks and a Hammers emoji in a new message on Twitter.
So he has clearly been touched by the reaction of the true supporters in getting behind him.
The West Ham fan favourite is one of several players struggling to rediscover their best form. Coufal himself would probably be the first to admit that.
We all have our opinions on players and part of football is discussing and debating them.
But to actually target a player who has been a leading figure, on and off the pitch, in West Ham’s resurgence from pathetic relegation candidates to a genuine European outfit is bang out of order.
While fans have every right to expect a level of performance from their players, nobody can question Coufal’s heart and desire.
And those abusing Coufi have short memories. A few months ago the defender was being hailed a cult hero after unforgettably walking head-on through thousands of Eintracht Frankfurt fans who had invaded the pitch after our Europa League semi-final defeat in Germany just to applaud and thank the travelling Hammers support.