West Ham fans make their feelings clear to David Moyes with three chants during the embarrassing defeat to Brighton.
After a miserable season, particularly away from home, West Ham’s fans could be forgiven for giving a game on the road to a team they have now failed to beat in 12 attempts a miss.
But as ever the Hammers faithful turned out in big numbers to pack out the away section of the Amex only to suffer another insipid defeat.
While some performances were worse than others, not a single West Ham player could walk off that pitch with their head held high after the loss to Brighton.
After the morale-boosting win over Forest last week many felt the team may have turned the corner. But not on this evidence as all the good work of seven days ago was completely undone in a 4-0 reverse.
West Ham have now won just 15 of their last 52 Premier League games under Moyes.
With the Hammers trailing, Moyes decided to make one change at half-time.
He took off Said Benrahma, replacing him with Pablo Fornals.
While Benrahma had offered little, he was certainly no worse than anyone else.
But West Ham fans made their feelings clear to Moyes with three chants during the embarrassing defeat to Brighton.
First the travelling support told the Scot what they thought of his decision to withdraw Benrahma by chanting “Oh Said Benrahma” repeatedly at the start of the second half.
They say when you lose the away fans you’re on a hiding to nothing as a manager.
With West Ham 3-0 down, supporters fully turned on the Moyes.
First they chanted “You don’t know what you’re doing”. Then Hammers fans joined home supporters in chanting “You’re getting sacked in the morning” to Moyes.
It was a damning indictment from a hardcore away support disgusted by what has been served up for well over a year now.
But perhaps most damning of all was the fact the away fans walked out almost en masse with nearly 10 minutes still to play.
Next up is a five-hour flight to Cyprus for the Europa Conference League last 16 first leg clash with Larnaca.
Whether that is a welcome break or unnecessary distraction from this Premier League fight for survival remains to be seen.
For the loyal fans making that long and expensive trip, they will – at the very least – get some sun on their backs for a couple of days.