Newcastle United fans slam Sissoko on Twitter after West Ham clash

The St James' Park faithful were not best pleased with the midfielder after he was sent off at Upton Park on Saturday afternoon.

Quite what Moussa Sissoko was thinking at Upton Park yesterday afternoon, we may never know.

The Newcastle United midfielder - and captain - was sent off with his side 1-0 down to West Ham United after receiving two yellow cards in quick succession.

The first was for kicking the ball away in dissent and the second a completely needless challenge on Andy Carroll.

And the midfielder's actions were not well received by the Newcastle faithful.

“Moussa was frustrated he had not got the free-kick in the box and then just lost his mind a bit, with kicking the ball away and then in the next incident is just a minute after,” Toon boss Alan Pardew told reporters after his side's defeat.

“It’s not like Moussa, he has been outstanding for us. He has to learn from this, but he is not a malicious player, although having seen it on the replay, it does not look good.”

The Magpies were second-best throughout their Premier League encounter at West Ham, although the game itself was no spectacle in the opinion of many supporters.

Not that that excuses Sissoko's behaviour, of course, and not that the 25-year-old's actions went unnoticed by Newcastle supporters on Twitter after the game...

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