Newcastle United fans went to bizarre lengths to taunt West Ham star Kurt Zouma with inflatable cats at the London Stadium.
West Ham boss David Moyes has made it clear he is going to select Zouma after the unsavoury footage which showed him abusing his cat emerged last week.
The world and its wife has had its say with calls for West Ham to suspend and even sack Zouma.
After a bout of illness saw him pull out of the West Ham team to face Leicester last week, Zouma was back in the starting XI against Newcastle.
And Newcastle fans came prepared to give the Hammers defender some bizarre abuse, armed with blow up cats.
The Magpies fans made the long trip down from the North East to watch their relegation threatened side at the London Stadium.
Newcastle fans taunt West Ham star Kurt Zouma with bizarre inflatable cats at London Stadium
They brought some blow up ginger cats with them too and held them aloft while chanting at Zouma.
Typical football banter but possibly one of the most bizarre items you will see in a football crowd.
On the pitch West Ham put in another poor first half performance and threw away a 1-0 lead right on the stroke of half-time for the second consecutive game.
Craig Dawson gave the Hammers an undeserved lead from a wicked Aaron Cresswell set-piece delivery.
But Callum Willock – who West Ham have made look like a world beater – poked home off a post following woeful defending from Ryan Fredericks and Declan Rice.
Fredericks, hapless yet again, has been substituted at half-time.
West Ham need to win for their top four hopes but Newcastle look far more likely despite missing their three best players Callum Wilson, Allan Saint-Maximin and Kieran Trippier.