‘GO TO BAYERN’ KAI HAVERTZ’S Instagram plea for “togetherness” amid Chelsea’s worst run for 12 years backfired as fans piled on abuse.
Angry supporters and trolls targeted the attacker after he insisted Blues’ players were as “frustrated as fans”.
Chelsea frontman Kai Havertz came under fire on social media despite issuing a rallying call for unity
Havertz played the whole game as Fulham’s 2-1 win on Thursday left Chelsea with just one victory in nine Premier League games.
Joao Felix ruined his impressive debut with a red card that turned the game against the Blues and earned the loanee a three-game ban.
And Havertz tried to soothe growing unease from Chelsea followers by going online to ask for unity at a difficult time.
The Germany star, 23, posted: “Tough times call for togetherness.
“We’re as frustrated as all the fans with the way things are going at the moment.
“We’ll continue to work on ourselves and improve with everyday! COYB.”
But although some supporters responded positively, many replied scathingly, including with strong criticism of Havertz himself.
One wrote: “You can continue to work on yourself, but not at Chelsea.”
Another said: “You better step up, my guy. I had so much expectations from you for this season.”
Far more brutal was this: “You’re a terrible footballer, just leave my club.”
And just as harsh: “You’re useless. Stop typing messages like this.”
Perhaps tellingly, this message attracted hundreds of likes: “Same tweet every week, man.”
A few posts, however, were SLIGHTLY more constructive.
One read: “Give accurate passes mate it’s getting disgraceful.”
And even more bluntly: “Go to Bayern, please.”
One observer urged Havertz: “Please watch the video and raise your game. I think you can do it. ”
There were, though, supporters who took Havertz’s post in the rallying way he surely intended – as boss Graham Potter battles to save his job.
This message summed those up: “Please keep fighting!!!! I’m really struggling, like most fans, at the moment!”