Early Doors

Over-reaction Theatre: Mourinho out! Ban Riether for the season!

Early Doors

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Your team is second in the league, top of their Champions League group and into the quarter-finals of the League Cup - so how do you react to a disappointing defeat at the weekend?

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.

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.

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.

Still, at least Ruiz's team-mates leapt to his defence.

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?

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.

This supporter's criticism of the £26m summer signing would have carried more weight had he got his hashtag right...

And this cheeky Arsenal fan had a suggestion as to who might improve Tottenham's attack...

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