Dave Sullivan's abrupt tweet questions coverage of Dimitri Payet skill

West Ham United's Dimitri Payet

Dimitri Payet's audacious rabona assist in West Ham United's 4-2 defeat to Watford has been making the headlines this week.

West Ham United's  Dimitri Payet and Jonathan Calleri look dejectedWest Ham United's Dimitri Payet and Jonathan Calleri look dejected

Slaven Bilic's side have endured a terrible start to the season losing three of their first four games after squandering a 2-0 lead in a 4-2 defeat to Watford last time out.

It had all looked to be going so well for the Hammers against the Hornets with two goals from Michail Antonio giving the hosts a commanding lead.

Payet stole the show in a swashbuckling first half with his amazing rabona cross which picked out Antonio at the far post for West Ham's second.

Watford's Troy Deeney celebrates scoring their second goal with Odion IghaloWatford's Troy Deeney celebrates scoring their second goal with Odion Ighalo

Walter Mazzarri's side turned the game on its head, though, and afterwards Watford skipper Troy Deeney said West Ham's showboating inspired the comeback.

In an interview with West Ham's official website this week Payet described his skill as "instinctive" and he was reported by Sky Sports as having "defended" his robona.

That did not sit well with Dave Sullivan, the son of Hammers co-owner David, who took to Twitter with an abrupt post summing up his feelings as he simply responded to the article with a question mark.

West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan watches from the standsA younger Dave Sullivan (left) watches from the stands with brother Jack and dad David

Sullivan's tweet perfectly sums up how Hammers supporters are feeling about the criticism over Payet's skill.

In actual fact Deeney's post match comments, in which he claimed he felt West Ham were "mugging us off a bit" were aimed more likely at an attempted rabona shot from Manuel Lanzini and over elaborate celebration by Antonio.

Indeed anyone who actually watched Deeney's interview will have seen the striker say he applauded Payet's skill - which let's not forget created a goal.

It is exactly the sort of skill fans want to see when they go to be entertained at the football and should in no way be discouraged.

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Had West Ham held on to win all the talk would have been about Payet's brilliance but instead it has been used as a rod with which to beat the mercurial France star and his struggling side.

With ill-feeling brewing between the club and fans on the terraces of the Hammers' new 60,000 seater Olympic Stadium Bilic and his side are already under pressure.

The East Londoners have looked a shadow of the side which missed out on the Champions League places by just four points last season.

But one thing supporters won't want to see is their players now scared to try anything different or to take anyone on.

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