Some Sheffield Wednesday fans have been left fuming at a video involving Lewis Holtby from the club’s recent 5-0 loss to Blackburn Rovers in the Championship.
The Owls lost the game 5-0 and it saw Garry Monk’s men slipped to the tenth spot in the Championship, because of that. Holtby got a brace, while Sam Gallagher also got a goal. An own goal from Cameron Dawson made it worse, while Darragh Lenihan also netted one of his own as well.
SWFC fans: Was there any contact with Holtby?
Ban him, he's a cheat
Leave it, we've seen worse
A video involving Holtby though went viral. The former Tottenham man hit the floor in the video and Owls fans aren’t happy with his behaviour. A Wednesday fan called Chris Robinson posted the video and Owls fans made their opinions clear.
— Chris Robinson (@ChrisIRobinson) January 18, 2020
This fella ought to be ashamed;
He has let football down,
He has let his club down,
And he has let himself down.
— John Addy (@john_jja) January 18, 2020
— DaveOwl1867 (@wellbeaten1977) January 18, 2020
There is no place in any football for players who cheat
— WEDNESDAYLOYAL1872 (@WEDNESDAYLOYAL1) January 18, 2020
Boy that’s pathetic
— Raberto (@Dastardly_Mutt) January 18, 2020
Let’s not talk about the lad that got Luongo sent off!
— Paul Pashley (@MrPaulPashley) January 18, 2020
@fa this needs looking at
— Tom Griffiths (@griffiths_tom41) January 18, 2020
Wednesday’s recent league form hasn’t quite been too impressive. They have won just a single game of the last five outings and that win came away from home against Leeds United last weekend.
The club has now lost as many as ten Championship games this season. They are yet to win three games in a row even once this season. Their best run came in December when they were unbeaten in six games and had won four, drawing two.
What do we think?
The video doesn’t exactly show any contact with Holtby, who went down in a rather comical manner despite the win. But having said that, we have seen worse than that. Whether the FA decide to take any action, as some of the Sheffield Wednesday fans appear to call for, remains to be seen.