'Purely comic relief' - West Ham fans destroy 23-year-old after display v Stoke
By Danny Wright
West Ham fans have taken to Twitter to destroy Jonathan Calleri for his dismal performance in the 0-0 draw with Stoke at the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday.
The 23-year-old had a number of chances to earn his side all three points and make progress towards finishing in the top half of the Premier League table.
However he showed terrible decision-making and composure as his side struck a blank in the Potteries.
Calleri fluffed two big chances to break the deadlock in Staffordshire.
The first came when he blasted the ball high and wide of Jack Butland’s goal, despite having all the time in the world to make a decent effort.
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One of the biggest talking points came just before the break when he attempted a ‘Rabona’ kick at goal, when he would have been better off swinging his left foot at the ball.
Instead his attempt at the skill-shot failed miserably and Stoke cleared the ball in what was a game-defining moment.
West Ham fans have understandably slammed the striker for his stinker against the Potters, and here is a selection of their tweets:
Defoe would have scored the two chances Calleri missed in the first half. A striker who can instinctively finish costs us every game #WHUFC
— Josh Verrills (@WestHamJoshV) April 29, 2017
— Frank Anderson (@F_Anderson11) April 29, 2017
— Hayden Evz (@HaydenEvz) April 29, 2017
— Andy Bowman (@bowmani19) April 29, 2017
Calleri is Maiga in disguise #whufc
— Phil Castle (@Barkingrunner) April 29, 2017
— Steve Cowell (@steve_cowell) April 29, 2017
Calleri's honestly terrible. #WHUFC ⚒
— Lee Speed (@Speedy_Says) April 29, 2017
— canadahammer (@canadahammer) April 29, 2017
Calleri has made 17 appearances across all competitions for West Ham this season, scoring just one goal.
The fans will be relieved to know that he is likely not to be at the London Stadium after the summer as his loan stay from Deportivo Maldonado is set to end next month.