After Albion’s demolition job at the London Stadium on Friday, a man named Jay, who goes by the Twitter handle @Crezzwel, took to the social media platform.
He posted: “Yes. We did just lose 3-0 to Brighton. F****** Brighton. A side that shouldn’t even be in the Premier League dirty fags.”
Supports of both sides replied with a mixture of anger and mockery, prompting the cocky Hammers fan to respond that he had “hit a nerve” judging by the “fags” that had messaged him.
Among those following the Twitter exchange was Sussex Police Albion liaison officer, PC Darren Balkham.
The officer, who follows the club around the country, flatly replied: “Didn’t hit a nerve, just broke the law. Expect a call. Concentrate on supporting your team”, theargus.co.uk reported.