The Spanish goalkeeper is being slammed by West Ham United fans.
West Ham United fans were fearing the worst when Lukasz Fabianski went off injured during this afternoon's 2-2 draw at Bournemouth.
The Poland goalkeeper has arguably been the Hammers' stand-out player for the past couple of years and West Ham's chances of winning today nosedived once he went off on 34 minutes.
It was 1-1 at the time after Andriy Yarmolenko's opener for the Irons was cancelled out by Josh King, but Manuel Pellegrini's side fell behind within a minute of starting the second half and, predictably, Fabianski's replacement is catching a bit of stick for his role in the goal.
Roberto, who joined Pellegrini's side this past summer, came on for his Premier League debut when the former Arsenal star injured himself, but he was partially culpable when Callum Wilson fired the Cherries ahead.
The Spaniard was in goal on Wednesday when the East Londoners embarrassingly lost 4-0 to League One side Oxford United in a Carabao Cup clash.
And here's how West Ham fans reacted to his second-half display this afternoon:
Roberto is a clown— West Ham News (@whufc_news) September 28, 2019
I hope I’m wrong but looking at Roberto he doesn’t fill me with confidence #COYI— Stewart Neilson ⚒ (@HaveringHammer) September 28, 2019
Did Roberto dive or did he just stand there and clap him as he scored?— Tyler Jones (@Tylerrjones16) September 28, 2019
Why is roberto in our team! January should be all about getting a decent back up goalkeeper— Jamie Walker (@jamiewalker1992) September 28, 2019
Roberto is awful— Mark Higginson (@Wise64) September 28, 2019
I can see why we got Roberto on a free and this is his first league start since April 2018....— Khaleem Azam (@AzamWHUFC) September 28, 2019
Oh my god Roberto ffs— Brad (@BrxdWHUFC) September 28, 2019
Fortunately for Roberto, Aaron Cresswell equalised for the visitors with 10 minutes left, converting a delivery from Felipe Anderson.
This is a game that West Ham could and definitely should have won; not that their reserve goalkeeper is to blame, because Pellegrini's side had enough chances down the other end, but after beating Manchester United last week, this isn't the way that they'll have wanted to follow that one up.
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