In January, Leicester used their right to recall Harvey Barnes from his loan spell with West Brom. The attacking midfielder’s stint on loan after arriving in the summer was therefore a short one, but the Baggies have looked a considerably worse side without him.
However, when supporters of the west Midlands outfit were asked to vote for their player of the season, they were left stunned that the 21-year-old was left off the list.
Considering every Albion player was up for voting, it was strange to see his omission.
It caused great surprise amongst the Hawthorns faithful who reacted in their dozens on Twitter. One fan claimed it was blasphemous that he wasn’t a part of the vote whilst another supporter chose to call Barnes the ‘crack-paperer,’ making reference to the struggles the club have endured since his departure.
A host of fans simply asked where the option was to vote for him.
Here’s what’s been said.
@harveybarnes97 he played a part in the season it’s blasphemous he isn’t in the list!
— Matthew #WBA (@mattr1990) April 16, 2019
It’s Barnes. He’s not an option. Cannot for the life of me, understand why not?
— It’s_All_Lai’s (@suggettsmiss) April 16, 2019
— Hick (@rhetthickenwba) April 16, 2019
My player of the year isn’t on there… @harveybarnes97
— Zak (@zaketherington5) April 16, 2019
Where the Barnes option?
— Ethan Barham (@EthanbarhamGo) April 16, 2019
Only one option and strangely he isn’t an option! @harveybarnes97
— Karl Latham (@KarlJLatham) April 17, 2019
Where’s Harvey Barnes ?
— Linda Higgs (@wbalh) April 16, 2019
Barnes all day for me.
— c (@CHawthorns) April 16, 2019
Harvey Barnes! Why is Barnes not on the list?
— Gavin Poulton (@gavin_poulton) April 16, 2019
Where’s Harvey Barnes
— Matt (@RxbsonKanu) April 16, 2019