Piers Morgan was one of many to hit out at West Ham’s ‘classless’ fans for booing Declan Rice on his return to the club.
The midfielder was part of the Arsenal side playing at the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon in the crucial Premier League fixture.
However Rice’s welcome was less-than warm with loud boos coming from the home supporters in east London – something that was warned by one supporter on talkSPORT earlier in the season.
It wasn’t the midfielder’s first trip back to the club though, with Rice previously facing West Ham in the Carabao Cup back in November.
That occasion also saw the midfielder booed by fans, albeit with plenty of supporters also cheering their former captain.
However with plenty of West Ham fans choosing to boo Rice once again, rival fans have been less-than impressed.
One wrote: “Grow up West Ham fans booing Declan Rice when he gets the ball.”
A second supporter said: “Declan Rice, the man who brought West Ham their first trophy in decades and then more than 100M in a transfer fee, is being booed by the West Ham fans when he touches the ball. Supporters are dumb.”
Meanwhile a third fan wrote: “Why are West Ham fans booing Declan Rice’s every touch? That would like Arsenal fans booing Patrick Vieira. So odd.”
Those comments were echoed by Piers Morgan, who wrote: “So classless of West Ham fans to incessantly boo Declan Rice after all he did for their club.”
Mark Goldbridge also commented: “Imagine booing Rice. He made them 105 million and left winning them a trophy.”
Rice graduated from the West Ham academy before going on to make 245 appearances for the club.
That included lifting the Europa Conference League trophy in his last-ever match for the Hammers, before securing a £105million move to Arsenal last summer.