Sheffield Wednesday suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of South Yorkshire rivals Rotherham United last night – and there has been considerable backlash because of it.
A 3-0 loss to the Millers only told part of the story, as yet another red card to a defender contributed to their third defeat in a row.
Wednesday are struggling to claw back the 12-point deduction handed to them by the EFL before the season began – and attacking midfielder Izzy Brown has ruffled a few feathers following the latest defeat by responding to a fan on Twitter.
The Chelsea loanee hasn’t been in the squad for the past five games, but still found himself on the end of some critical tweets from Wednesday fans.
One in particular called Brown out for his thoughts, and the 23-year-old responded without hesitation, telling the fan to wait until the end of the season to launch criticism his way.
It’s unlike a professional player to respond like this and some Sheffield Wednesday fans weren’t happy that Brown had decided to respond in such a manner following such a humiliating loss.
Others though were quick to jump to the defence of the attacker, instead criticising the Wednesday fan who had decided to target a player who hasn’t been involved in the run of three straight defeats.
Check out some of the responses below:
Not the time Izzy. Really not the time
— Scott Wilkes (@scottwilkes88) October 28, 2020
This is the end of the season. 11 headless chickens sent out by a manager that couldn’t even manage a few chickens. From monk, all way through the team you ought to be ashamed. Seems like a big joke and not one puts their all in for that badge. Overpaid and pinching a living
— Rikki Jones (@RJGervais8ball) October 28, 2020
Only Dele Bashiru stood out tonight, and i feel sorry for him, his confidence will be shot.
Look at our league form since last December, tell me how anybody can change it? Average teams on low budgets are beating us, and making us look like mugs.
— Craig B (@S35CB) October 28, 2020
Come on Izzy lad, I’m all for being positive but that was abject, horrific, atrocious, and any other adjective you could think of. No effort, no fight, no quality – the players don’t care, or at least they’ve stopped playing for and lost respect for the manager. #swfc
— Joseph stack (@joeyy_stack1727) October 28, 2020
So what your saying is the players should have a free pass to put in poor performance after poor performance ? And expect the people who have supported this club longer than any player has been here to keep quiet ?
— Adam Hawksworth (@AHawksworth1) October 28, 2020
— james portman 🦉 (@JamesBarrie) October 28, 2020