Twitter has been awash with Bolton Wanderers supporters throwing Darren Pratley's apology for the 6-0 defeat at Bristol City back in his face today.
Below we've summarised some of the best and funniest responses from an angry mob of football fans that are fed up with their pathetic excuse of a captain.
For what it's worth, I think the lack of effort at Bristol was indefensible and the most pathetic performance I've ever known any side to put in on a football pitch. But it's nice that the captain has apologised to the hard-paying fans, a full two days after the events.
Here goes, and apologies in advance for any strong wording... Pratley being called a "clumsy, stumbling giraffe" is a personal favourite...
Some fans are somewhat doubting Pratley's honesty and sincerity:
@OfficialBWFC @bcfctweets What's that? I've sounded more sincere when I've not left any milk in the fridge.. JOKE!!! #bwfc— Andrew Carson (@AndyC_88) March 21, 2016
And others think it's a case of too little, too late:
Someone's obviously give him a not so gentle nudge #bwfc https://t.co/IexVUpllQC— Señor Atherden. (@MattAtherden) March 21, 2016
Too little, too late #bwfc https://t.co/mXeGi2Ow8I— Stuart Obertelli (@StuartObertelli) March 21, 2016
Thanks for the statement that took 45 seconds to write Pratley lad, that makes it all ok now ... #BWFC— Jonny Unsworth (@jondom89) March 21, 2016
Blah blah. Yada Yada. Same old same old. Remember him saying the same the year we went down. Empty. Worthless. #bwfc https://t.co/V4PT7E2uBV— Steve Connolly (@QuentinX_) March 21, 2016
Some are calling for the mad fans that made the trip to get their money back:
@OfficialBWFC no mention of the travelling fans getting their hard earned money back. Unforgivable if you don't give a refund #bwfc— Graham Mason (@gra_gem001) March 21, 2016
Thought you were better than that. Should be refunding the fans you clumsy stumbling giraffe #bwfc https://t.co/ubGZr4EYrG— Jamo (@JamoOwen1994) March 21, 2016
While others are just absolutely fuming:
Get out of our club most #bwfc players that just playing for money @OfficialBWFC— Farhaan (@farhaanpatel2) March 21, 2016
@OfficialBWFC none of them are fit to wear the shirt, an absolute disgrace #bwfc #notfittoweartheshirt— John docherty (@john_docherty_) March 21, 2016
And others just want Pratley to no longer be our captain and be gone from the club, which I can sympathise with:
@OfficialBWFC @bcfctweets I won't accept the apology until Pratley leaves the club #bwfc— Sam Bayliss (@Sam_Bayliss28) March 21, 2016
I hope Pratley never plays for us again #idiot #bwfc— Beth ✨ (@xBethlouise_) March 21, 2016
No one cares, get gone! #BWFC https://t.co/4kGvQ9Aw4I— Heather Marshall (@H34th3r87) March 21, 2016
Can't wait for Pratley to leave our club! Never known a worse "captain" #BWFC— Heather Marshall (@H34th3r87) March 21, 2016
Coward, I hope he never plays for the club again https://t.co/b4pNitmX55— Luke.. (@luke_bwfc) March 21, 2016
But the large majority just don't care or are fed up with Pratley generally - which I can also concur with:
Ain't arsed about a refund for Saturday. Seems to be mainly people that didn't go that want us to get one #bwfc— J (@JW1997BWFC) March 21, 2016
Always baffled by these 'we take responsibility' statements. Who the fuck else's responsibility is it?!?! #bwfc— swarbuckle (@88doomer) March 21, 2016
Shove it where the sun don't shine darren pratley #terriblecaptain #terribleplayer #bwfc #league2bound— russell fox (@foxpack1979) March 21, 2016
When's Pratley gonna say sorry for impersonating a footballer? #garbage #bwfc— ❤ BWFC No.1 Fan ❤ (@DannyCalow) March 21, 2016
@OfficialBWFC no shit Sherlock! #bwfc #notfittoweartheshirt— John docherty (@john_docherty_) March 21, 2016
@OfficialBWFC @bcfctweets is that it ?? What a set of overplayed wankers. Your a disgrace to the name of Bolton wanderers #BWFC— Anthony rearden (@antrearden) March 21, 2016
@OfficialBWFC @bcfctweets stop talking and fucking do it then !! Must have read this same article 15 times this season it's boring now #bwfc— Martin Johnson (@martinjohnson81) March 21, 2016
@OfficialBWFC nice that the apology is electronic and not in person! #bwfc #notfittoweartheshirt— John docherty (@john_docherty_) March 21, 2016
@OfficialBWFC Meaningless words. The players have shown they do not care about #BWFC. Either resign or play to the level they are paid for— Peter Coglan (@valderee53) March 21, 2016
However, one particularly mad fan is fairly happy with the apology:
#BWFC fans will moan at anything. If Pratley had come out after the game, people would have still moaned then #NoWinSituation— Ross (@rossco_1990) March 21, 2016
Less of that, let's finish on a really depressing note...
At least we got Prat-ley for another 2 years. #Winning #bwfc— ❤ BWFC No.1 Fan ❤ (@DannyCalow) March 21, 2016