Danny Ings’ flop in the 81st minute against Bristol City drew a furious reaction from West Ham United supporters.
West Ham suffered a 1-0 defeat in the FA Cup third round replay against Bristol City, giving the BBC exactly what they wanted.
The writing was probably on the wall when Bristol City equalised in the first leg at the London Stadium.
The Hammers quickly set the tone for a terrible evening.
An over-hit pass that would have sent Danny Ings in on goal was turned over, and Tommy Conway capitalized on Konstantinos Mavropanos’ under-hit pass-back to Lukasz Fabianski to score the game’s only goal with barely two minutes remaining.
Ambling Ings provoked heated reactions from fans.
Ahead of the game, Hammers News reported that £15 million flop Ings will make his final start for West Ham before departing the club this month.
That will undoubtedly be the case following what happened at Ashton Gate.
Because what Ings did in the 81st minute aroused outrage among West Ham fans.
And it was the final straw for Hammers fans when it came to the misfit forward.
After putting in another poor effort, although without much service in a system that does not suit him, Ings was finally put out of his misery when he was replaced with less than 10 minutes remaining.
In actuality, David Moyes’ substitution was far too late.
With West Ham behind 1-0 to the mid-table Championship team and hoping to prevent an embarrassing shock, one would expect players to rush off the pitch as the clock ticked down.
Not Ings. He began ambling slowly off the pitch, as if the Hammers had won the game.
The camel’s back was broken.
The striker was visibly unhappy. And his actions sparked outrage among the 3,000 West Ham fans who traveled on a frigid Tuesday night.
Supporters yelled at Ings to hurry up, telling him that his team was losing with some choice language.
The forward then made a customary half-hearted effort to hurry up his leave, but was booed by fans who cheered his substitution.
A night to forget for West Ham, a moment to regret for Ings, and a flashpoint that sums up his disastrous season at the club.
With Wolves, Burnley, Southampton, and Crystal Palace all expressing interest, West Ham should not hesitate to move Ings out as soon as possible following this.