Crystal Palace suffered a 1-0 away loss to Middlesbrough in the Carabao Cup midweek, as a solitary goal from Lewis Wing, on the stroke of halftime, was enough to separate the two sides on the night.
In reaction to the poor result, Crystal Palace fans have directed a large proportion of their disappointment and anger at one player in particular: Jeffrey Schlupp.
The 25-year-old was making his 11th appearance in all competitions for Palace this season, but he's yet to offer up much by the way of an exciting performance in the colours of the Eagles so far.
Schlupp struggled all night as Palace failed to beat their Championship-level opposition. At full time, the Palace fans were keen to let him know how they felt in no uncertain terms.
Jeffrey schlupp keeping a vice like grip on his worst player ever to play for palace trophy. Utter garbage. I can't name one attribute that justifies him playing premier league football. Complete non event.— David coyle (@Coyleycoyley) October 31, 2018
At this stage, it’s only fair to assume that Jeffrey Schlupp has a gigantic stash of incriminating Roy Hodgson photos on a memory stick.— HLTCO (@HLTCO) October 31, 2018
There is no other explanation for his continued selection. He was laughably bad this evening.
Palace fans will be disappointed to crash out of the cup tournament as it is one of the few trophies that they could actually have a shot at winning.
Of course their primary focus will be staying afloat in the Premier League this season, and looking to top last season's 11th placed finish. But if they want any silverware this season they'll have to hope for a spectacular run in the FA Cup.