Many West Ham fans have been left very frustrated by the club’s 2-0 loss against Crystal Palace, with Mark Noble’s comments doing little to change that.

Speaking to the Hammers’ official channels after the game, one of the reasons he mentioned for the loss was the big decisions that went against the men in claret and blue:

He is, of course, referencing the penalty call that went against Declan Rice and the offside decision against Jordan Ayew that was overturned, as shown in the highlights video on the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel.

However, many fans are far from keen on this being used as an excuse, as they were the correct decisions, so they have no link to luck.

They feel that the players need to take responsibility for a performance that was not good enough in the opinion of many, rather than pointing towards the refereeing.

A selection of Twitter reaction to the comment can be seen below: