Well, if you are this Chelsea fan, you might question whether Jose Mourinho is the right man to manage your club, despite said defeat bringing to an end a run of six consecutive victories.
— Christian Maurice (@kritzmoritz) November 2, 2013
Fans of all persuasions jumped in on the act too. Some used the hashtag to joke about Mourinho possibly leaving Stamford Bridge, but others had more pointed criticism of the Chelsea boss.
Even a lamentably poor Gareth Bale 'parody' account had its say on the hot topic on Twitter on Saturday afternoon.
If Benitez was in charge of Chelsea and losing 2-0 to Newcastle, World War 3 would break out #MourinhoOut
— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale22) November 2, 2013
Across West London, Bryan Ruiz was booed by furious Fulham fans when making his way to the sidelines as he was substituted during a 3-1 defeat to Manchester United that was rather more brutal than the final scoreline might suggest.
It was no doubt a chastening experience for the footballer, but haven't we all had bad appraisals at work now and again? Judging by Ruiz's reaction, you'd think he'd just been sold to Crystal Palace or something.
I want to thank those who are supporting in this difficult time.. ⚽️⚽️ — Bryan Ruiz González (@bryanruizcr) November 2, 2013
Still, at least Ruiz's team-mates leapt to his defence.
@bryanruizcr i will always support you my friend.
Speaking of Sascha Riether, the German right-back is likely to find himself in trouble this week after stamping on Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj.
The offence is almost certain to merit a violent conduct charge and a three-game ban, but what does the well-trained jury of Twitter suggest is a just punishment?
Riether should be banned for atleast 5 games #mufc
— Manchester United (@praveensapkota) November 2, 2013
Sascha Riether shud be banned for 10 games srsly
— Gypsy Danger (@a_ryssa) November 3, 2013
Meanwhile, at Tottenham Roberto Soldado's struggles in front of goal provoked a strong reaction from some fans as he failed to net in a dismal game against Everton.
Soldado shd be banned... That was rubbish....
— Rakesh Paniker (@GuzzlersInc) November 3, 2013
what a waste of £26 million Soldado was by the way, every time ive watched him been absolutely woeful. — Ryan Inskip (@ryaninskip) November 3, 2013
This supporter's criticism of the £26m summer signing would have carried more weight had he got his hashtag right...
Bit late but soldado is the worst striker in the league #waistofmoney
— olliehandley19 (@olliehandley) November 3, 2013
And this cheeky Arsenal fan had a suggestion as to who might improve Tottenham's attack...
Spurs need a proper striker up front, Soldado is rubbish. I wonder if Begovic is for sale?? — Matt Rogers (@MattRogersAFC) November 3, 2013
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