WATCH: Kalvin Phillips shows middle finger to West Ham fans after Newcastle defeat

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Kalvin Phillips was seen raising his middle finger at West Ham fans after Newcastle’s defeat.

After Saturday’s 4-3 loss to Newcastle, Kalvin Phillips‘ miserable loan experience at West Ham came to an abrupt end when he was seen on camera getting into a heated argument with supporters.

Soon after coming off the bench at St. James’ Park, the England international handed away a controversial penalty, continuing his poor run since joining from Manchester City in January.

The midfielder was substituted in the 69th minute with the Hammers leading 3-1, but a double from Harvey Barnes and Alexander Isak’s second-best spot-kick of the game sealed the victory for the Magpies.

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A fan can be heard yelling, “Useless!” in a social media video that shows Phillips approaching the team coach following the game.

After stepping inside the car, Phillips can be seen gesturing to the crowd with his middle finger through the windscreen. Regarding the event, West Ham has refrained from commenting.

Regarding his choice to start Phillips in the second half, David Moyes stated: “I thought an extra midfield player would give us a bit more control in the middle of the pitch at that time. But obviously it didn’t work.”

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The West Ham manager added: “At the time, I felt that they were slightly the better team. We were 2-1, we got 3-1 but from that point onwards, we needed to defend well and be stronger and be harder to play against.”

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