Aston Villa were comprehensively beaten 3-0 away to Watford in the Premier League – and some of the club’s fans were furious with the performance of defender Ezri Konsa.
They stay in the relegation places in the table after a loss and 19th-placed Watford are now only two points behind them in the standings.
Dean Smith’s side were miles off the pace at Vicarage Road and are certainly in a big relegation scrap during the second half of the season.
Troy Deeney scored twice for the hosts, while Ismaila Sarr also got on the scoresheet to complete the rout.
Villa played against 10 men for over half an hour and the scoreline was 1-0 when Adrian Mariappa was sent off, but even that couldn’t help them launch a comeback.
A selection of Villa supporters on social media were not pleased with the performance of Konsa in the heart of defence.
The 22-year-old centre-back was guilty of gifting Watford possession in the build up to Deeney’s opening goal and he looked cagey throughout against the striker.
With Tyrone Mings currently missing through injury, there is a real lack of leadership in the Villa backline.
Here are some Villa fans on Konsa:
Still baffles me our best CB is on the bench, especially after what I’ve just seen from Konsa #AVFC
— Jakob / Tom Heaton’s son (@ln1982) December 28, 2019
We need Mings with Hause when he returns. Worked last season. They were great together. Konsa makes so many errors #avfc
— Kaza (@pkaza84) December 28, 2019
Absolute shambles of a goal to concede. Most of blame lies with Konsa there. No idea what he’s doing there. Goal was coming. We’ve been shocking this half. Better team winning #avfc
— Mat Day (@mathew_day) December 28, 2019
That’s diabolical from Konsa
— RachyAVFC🦁 (@RachyAVFC) December 28, 2019
Konsa has cost us at least 12 points so far this season and I’m not even sure he’s played 10 games.
— James Lloyd (@LloydyAVFC) December 28, 2019
He’s awful, no quality whatsoever
— Rod (@AVRod_) December 28, 2019
How is Engles not starting over Konsa?! Blows my mind…
— Connor🇺🇸 (@ConnorFlynn719) December 28, 2019