By Danny Wright
Aston Villa fans have taken to Twitter to brutalise midfielder Glenn Whelan for his performance in the 2-1 win against QPR at Loftus Road on Saturday.
Steve Bruce’s side came from a goal behind in West London to earn three points thanks to a brace from Albert Adomah, keeping their hopes of promotion from the Championship alive as they moved up to fifth in the standings.
Although it was a brilliantly earned victory, there was one major negative in the performance according to the Villa faithful on Twitter, with Whelan, 33, being criticised for his part in the game.
Many believe that the summer signing, who arrived from Premier League side Stoke, is way past his best and was unable to keep up with the pace of the game.
One supporter even dubbed the Irishman as a “pathetic excuse of a footballer”.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Managed to catch 2nd half on a Facebook stream as #avfc won at QPR. Looked bright in attack, but a defence with Hutton, Samba & Taylor always gives teams a chance. Whelan poor again!
— Rob Aston ???????????? (@RobA19) November 18, 2017
Whelan is a shocking player #avfc get him off!
— Lee Hawkins (@FacPhoto) November 18, 2017
I wish Whelan would stop letting the ball run across him. Loses it every time #Avfc
— Guy Bradley (@GuyBradley) November 18, 2017
#AVFC Adomah, Anomah, Snodgrass, Whelan and Davis have all been awful. No attacking threat. Long ball one plan
— JonathanSims (@jonsims1984avfc) November 18, 2017
How is Glen Whelan still in this team? Like running past your grandad.#avfc
— Darth Grumble (@DARTHGRUMBLE) November 18, 2017
Whelan in front of samba, the stuff of nightmares #avfc
— Matthew Sabin (@MattBrumSabin9) November 18, 2017
Glenn Whelan is the most pathetic excuse of a footballer. Makes Ashley Westwood look like Rakitic
— ????Arnold???? (@arnoldhooper_23) November 18, 2017
Whelan has been a mainstay of the Aston Villa first-team since switching Staffordshire for the West Midlands in the summer, making 16 appearances across all competitions, starting all but one games in the Championship.
He is yet to win over the Villa Park support though and that was apparent on Saturday when the Republic of Ireland international was the one player at the centre of criticism despite the win.
In other Aston Villa news, this Premier League powerhouse is eager to move to the Villains in January.