West Ham fans wish Parker well in retirement

On Wednesday afternoon, Scott Parker announced his retirement from professional football after his contract with Championship outfit Fulham came to an end.

The 36-year-old, who won 18 England caps between 2003 and 2013, started his career at Charlton Athletic, and also turned out for Chelsea, Newcastle United, West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur as he enjoyed a decorated career in English football.

Between 2007 and 2011, Parker represented West Ham, scoring 12 times in 129 appearances for the Hammers before leaving to join Tottenham at the start of the 2011-12 campaign.

There are some West Ham fans that have not forgiven Parker for joining bitter rivals Tottenham, but many understand his reasons for wanting to continue in the Premier League after the Hammers were relegated to the Championship.

Parker was placed on the shortlist for the PFA Players’ Player of the Year Award after an impressive 2010-11 season, and despite missing out in that particular category, he was named the FWA Footballer of the Year.

After Parker’s retirement was confirmed, West Ham posted a tribute to their former midfielder on Twitter, and the response from the club’s supporters suggested that he is still hugely respected by the Hammers.

Article title: West Ham fans wish Parker well in retirement

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