Norwich City fans appeared to aim a foul-mouthed chant at on-loan Chelsea star Billy Gilmour during their heavy defeat to Crystal Palace amid the midfielder’s struggles at the Canaries.
Gilmour joined the newly-promoted City at the start of July after a series of impressive cameo appearances for the Blues and on the international stage for Scotland.
But the move quickly turned into a disaster for the 20-year-old, with Daniel Farke dropping him to the bench after just three matches in the Premier League.
The Scot made just one outing in eight games after that, before Farke was sacked following Norwich’s first win of the season at Brentford.
Farke’s replacement Dean Smith immediately recalled him to the line-up, which worked to great affect as Gilmour provided an assist in the Canaries’ win over Southampton.
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But since that victory, which was Norwich’s last in the top-flight, Gilmour’s form has dropped off in concerning fashion.
Smith has consistently selected the 20-year-old as one of the two holding players in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Gilmour again started in his preferred central midfield at Selhurst Park, but he failed to impress as the visitors were soundly beaten.
He lost four defensive duels, failed to have a shot, lost two aerial duels and delivered just two accurate crosses during the 3-0 defeat.
And that performance left Norwich fans furious, with the visiting support aiming a foul-mouthed chant at Gilmour to make their feelings clear.
Chants of “F*** off back to Chelsea, f*** off back to Chelsea” could be heard ringing out from the away end, before being posted on the Talk Norwich Twitter account.
That video was taken down, but with no-one else with a Chelsea connection playing, it appears that Gilmour’s loan spell is turning disastrous.
Gilmour has not been helped by Norwich’s dreadful performances, which has left them rock bottom of the Premier League with just 10 points from 19 games.
Their wretched form continued at Palace, who went three goals up before half-time as they eased to a win.
Odsonne Edouard scored a penalty just eight minutes into the clash after Kenny McLean fouled Will Hughes in the box.
The Palace striker was also involved in his side’s second goal when he played in a low cross to Jean-Philippe Mateta who placed the ball past Norwich keeper Angus Gunn.
Jeffrey Schlupp then finished off the sorry Canaries three minutes before the break with a powerful finish from a tight angle.
Palace continued to push for more goals in the second-half, but Gunn was in fine form, pulling off an excellent double save to deny Schlupp and Mateta.
Unfortunately for the Norwich fans who have taken a dislike to Gilmour, Chelsea are not thought to be able to recall him.
That leaves only Norwich cancelling the agreement themselves as the only way Gilmour will depart before the end of the season.
But with the Scot seemingly a key part of Smith’s struggling side, that outcome would appear to be unlikely.