It was the players, rather than newly appointed permanent manager Mike Phelan, who took the majority of the criticism from Hull City supporters on Twitter after being humbled by Eddie Howe's Bournemouth this weekend.
The heavy scoreline means that Hull have conceded 17 goals in only four games and now sit bottom of the form table, having secured just a solitary point from their last six Premier League games.
Conversely, opponents Bournemouth now have a three-game winning streak at their Vitality Stadium.
An inspired performance from man-of-the-match Junior Stanislas helped the home team establish their biggest ever victory in the Premier League. Hull City's only bright spot, an equalising strike from midfielder Ryan Mason, was sandwiched between goals from Bournemouth defenders Charlie Daniels and Steve Cook before a Stanislas penalty made the game 3-1 at half-time.
The second half was a foregone conclusion, in which Hull conceded three further goals; Stanislas's second and a late fifth and sixth from Callum Wilson and substitute Dan Gosling sealing the comprehensive defeat for Phelan's side.
Phelan's fist team sheet in permanent control of Hull revealed personnel who were either short on match fitness or top flight experience.
Shaun Maloney made his first start in the Premier League since the end of the 2012-13 season, and was replaced by Tom Huddlestone on 55 minutes, while Phelan handed full debuts to Harry Maguire and Will Keane.
Neither of the young duo had any impact on the contest, with Maguire poor in possession and distribution and centre-forward Keane largely anonymous after surprisingly being selected ahead of Abel Hernandez.
We start our Twitter examination of Hull City's 6-1 defeat to Bournemouth with a far from complimentary reaction to the aforementioned Maguire and Keane. Other reactions saw a clamour for the return of goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic and a severe indictment of Hull's defensive woes.
How Will Keane and Harry Maguire are starting in the premier league I'll never know. The 2 worst players I've ever seen in a live game. ⚽️— ♛ (@danoliver93) 15 October 2016
Just seen the Hull defending for the 6th though. OMG #BOUHUL— Simon Coombes (@LBACSimon) 15 October 2016