A video has been posted on social media appearing to show West Ham United forward Marko Arnautović telling a fan to “shut the fuck up” after he was booed off the pitch during a 2-0 defeat to Everton.
The frustrated player lost his temper after he was substituted for Grady Diangana on the 67th minute of Saturday’s Premier League fixture.
As he made way from the London Stadium pitch, he was booed off by the home supporters for recent poor performances.
Fans are also annoyed by his attempts to get a move away from the East London side and head for the Chinese Super League, a £35m bid was rejected in January.
As he sat on the bench next to team-mates Fabián Balbuena and Mark Noble, Arnautović hit back at a supporter with Twitter users watching his mouth and thought he told them to shut it.
Watch the moment for yourself in the video below…
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When Pellegrini told Marko to go out and silence the doubters, he didn’t mean tell them to “shut the fuck up” pic.twitter.com/Ac350mqSB7
— Forever Boleyn (@ForeverBoleyn) 30 March 2019
Arnautovic defended himself, by saying: “People claimed I refused to play. But that is not true and a complete lie.
“I talked to my family and my agents for hours. It was totally our decision to stay.
“Of course, then you read the club did not want to pay the fee. But this is wrong. It is a matter of fact that I called the manager and the president to let them know about my decision.
“But everybody looks at social media and believes the things that are written there.
“If things do not go well, people are quick to say ‘Arnautovic does not want to play for us anymore.
“It was the manager’s decision to not call me up. But it was me who received all the abusive messages. Some wanted me out, some wanted me in the reserves. Others wished for me to break my leg.
“I turned from a fan favourite to a player they hated in no time. If I was a normal player at West Ham and wanted to join a Chinese club, nobody would have said anything.
“But since I was a leader at West Ham and thought about that offer, I was suddenly a bad man.
“I joined West Ham because the club has a project and wants to rise. The club invested lots of money and will continue to do so next year. That is why I renewed.
“I could not call 60,000 people, that would have taken more than two years. But I picked a few that sent me annoying messages on Instagram.
“I asked them for their number, to talk to them. I don’t believe any player in the world has ever done that. They could not believe it at first either.
“I told them I was a human being just like them and I respected them. Therefore they should respect me, too. I told them: ‘Now you can tell me all these bad things directly.
“And I asked them ‘What do you do, when you receive a better job offer? Do you turn it down immediately?’ They said no and understood my situation.”
After watching West Ham’s Marko Arnautović appears to tell fan to “shut the fuck up”, fans took to social media to voice their anger and frustration at the player, with many desperate to see him leave in the summer – find out what the tweeted on the next page.