The Aston Villa striker saw red against the Hammers this week.
The summer signing was dismissed just 17 minutes into the match after he elbowed Hammers full-back Aaron Cresswell and that early setback meant Villa were always fighting an uphill battle.
So it proved with West Ham running out comfortable 2-0 winners courtesy of goals from Michail Antonio and Cheikhou Kouyate, leaving Villa 10 points adrift of safety with games running out.
Taking to Twitter and Instagram on Wednesday afternoon, Ayew apologised for his actions with the following message:
“Looking back at my impulsive actions last night I sincerely apologise to the supporters of Aston Villa, my teammates, AVFC staff and my coach.
“I take full responsibility for my actions and I don’t wish to dwell on my mistake but rather look forward to playing again to prove myself to be true to Claret and Blue.”
Ayew signed for Villa in the summer and the 24-year-old has featured regularly since Remi Garde took charge, scoring five goals and providing one assist in 25 appearances to date.
However, he will now be missing for some crucial fixtures and it will be up to the likes of Rudy Gestede and Libor Kozak to find the net in the Ghanaian’s absence.
After his latest post some Villa fans responded and you can see a selection of their messages below:
Looking back at my impulsive actions last night I sincerely apologise to the supporters of Aston… https://t.co/Z5TeDnkiih— Jordan Ayew (@jordan_ayew9) February 3, 2016
@jordan_ayew9 your one of the few that has given 100% everytime you play. Everyone make mistakes and I won't hold this one against you UTV— Gareth Watkins (@gwatkins100) February 3, 2016
@jordan_ayew9 you have been a breath of fresh air since you joined. Everyone makes mistakes!! The villa need you!— koorbseh (@HesbrookSP) February 3, 2016
@jordan_ayew9 You can make it up by scoring 15 goals by the end of the season.— CMDR Sjynther (@Sjynther) February 3, 2016