West Ham United manager David Moyes confirmed on Tuesday night that Michail Antonio was left out of the squad to face Crystal Palace at the London Stadium on Tuesday night due to disciplinary reasons, and Irons fans have been quick to have their say on the news.
The forward was expected to return to the 18 against the Eagles following a spell on the sidelines because of injury, but he was omitted from the side for the 1-1 draw having turned up late to a team meeting – the Daily Mail reports not for the first time, either.
His absence was a big blow for the team who are already missing the likes of Manuel Lanzini, Marko Arnautovic and Andy Carroll through injury, while Diafra Sakho completed a move to Rennes earlier this month.
West Ham supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the Antonio revelation, and while one said “he wants to leave then”, another said “he’s a player who’s had his head turned”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
The boss well done Moyes. Really rate Moyes
— J (@BurchettJason) January 30, 2018
His attitude this season has been shocking
— Rob Rose (@RobRose42) January 30, 2018
That's dissapointing to hear especially when the fans need him more now than ever
— Craig ⚒ Jackman (@75_chicoIron) January 30, 2018
Oh ffs. Come on @Michailantonio behave. We need you lad
— ⚒⚒ Jonathan Evans ⚒⚒ (@HighwaymanX) January 30, 2018
I've no problem with that. Buck your ideas up Antonio. Well done Moyes.
— Gary Haseltine (@gary_thecat) January 30, 2018
He hasn't turned up this season, really.
— Glenn Spencer (@GlennSpencer4) January 30, 2018
Really? This mug has gotten too big for his boots.
— Angolan Saxon (@Bartolo72301474) January 30, 2018
Wow considering our lack of numbers that is incredibly poor from Antonio. It does look like he's a player who's had his head turned. Kick in the arse is needed.
— William Field (@wilfield71) January 30, 2018
He wants to leave then
— steve (@onlyonesteved) January 30, 2018
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