Carlton’s “God bless” to Twitter abusers


CarltonCOLECarlton Cole received a torrent of abuse on social  media last night after the 3-1 defeat at home by Southampton.

This culminated in Carlton tweeting “I know I’m easily accessible. It’s a team game and I know I had a poor game. But to take the stick for the whole thing is ludicrous.”  

Carlton originally seemed to be taking the abuse in his stride by replying ‘God bless!’ to his haters before making that statement.

It has been a topsy turvy week for Carlton Cole after scoring the third goal at Crystal Palace the previous Saturday.

He was allegedly told by Allardyce he was surplus to requirements and wanted by Bournemouth.  

The manager then had a chance of heart starting Cole again yesterday after Diafra Sakho suffered an injury and Enner Valencia remained short of match fitness.

Many Carlton fans took to Twitter to defend the Hammers striker pointing out his loyalty and the important goals he has has scored in a West Ham shirt including the Play Off final which won us promotion.

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  • Michael Miller says:

    He was truly hopeless again yesterday – mind you he wasn’t the only one by a long way!

    I really can’t get my head round why Carlton or Vaz Te keep starting – both are Championship players at best and should be nowhere near our First Team – IMHO!

  • Iron Byron says:

    Pretty poor showing to hold CC accountable for the whole team being woeful! I feel for Carlton as he thrives with a second striker and under Big Sham he, like any other striker would be, is starved of any support or decent chances. I have mixed feeligs about Carlton as he has blown hot and cold for us – but his loyalty has been praiseworthy. If any one person should be getting abuse for yesterday then just look into the dugout – not at any of the players mind you! Sham out!

    • Twitter trolls are unacceptable in any circumstances for me Mick

      • firefigterx says:

        Totally agree ive never thought abuse acceptable criticism Yes .. CC works hard but on his own. where was Zarate yesterday at Palace he was in the hole behind Cole!! yesterday missing playing very deep like Nolan didnt give any support.

  • Budgefett says:

    I just don’t understand why people do it, Did we used to do this sort of thing via post before the internet?

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