Jeff Hendrick has been slaughtered online after Burnley’s 4-0 demolition at the hands of West Brom last night.
Sean Dyche’s team beat Crystal Palace 3-2 in a thrilling encounter last year, but produced an insipid performance at the Hawthorns on Monday Night Football.
Burnley decided to host a Twitter Q&A with the Irish international, and the summer signing from Derby took the brunt of the blame for last night’s heavy defeat.
Last chance to pitch your questions to @JeffHendrick92 for this weekend’s edition of Turf..
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) November 22, 2016
Burnley signed Hendrick for a club record fee (£10.5 million) on deadline day, and the 26 year old is perhaps an easy target after such an ineffectual team display.
Hendrick was guilty of spurning a good opportunity early in the game, and was a spectator throughout as Tony Pulis’ side stormed to a comprehensive victory.
— Richard Hart (@HartR11) November 22, 2016
— Greenegg (@greeneggzz) November 22, 2016
— Richard (@Richnavin86) November 21, 2016
Just read an article of the top 20 things you can buy for £10m, not one of them was Jeff Hendrick!!!
— Daniel Frazer (@danpatfraz) November 22, 2016
Jeff Hendrick cost £10.5 million. Cheers 👍🏻
— Howard Tattersall (@HowardTatts) November 21, 2016
— Danny Ward (@Danny_Ward94) November 21, 2016
The abuse is unlikely to faze Hendrick, as it’s become part and parcel of being a professional footballer on social media.
Last night aside, the Dubliner has produced some good performances for the Clarets, and always puts in a big shift.