'10% of the player he was', 'I'd take offers' - West Ham fans react brutally to Sky bombshell
By Richard Parks
West Ham fans took to Twitter to declare their lack of sympathy after it emerged that winger Michail Antonio is set to miss the rest of the season.
Sky Sports claim on their website that the winger, 28, will be sidelined for the Hammers’ final seven matches of the season with the hamstring injury he suffered in Saturday’s 3-0 win against Southampton.
The right-winger left the pitch in tears after breaking down just 10 minutes into the clash at the London Stadium.
Sky Sports’ report that Antonio underwent a scan on Sunday and the feedback is shattering for the player, who has scored just three goals from 20 matches this season.
Antonio has suffered from countless injuries in recent seasons, including calf and rib problems in the current campaign, and a torn hamstring that required surgery last April.
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West Ham fans have demonstrated a startling lack of sympathy to a once revered player.
One supporter tweeted that injury-ravaged Andy Carroll would have some company again, while another said Antonio must be offloaded in the summer.
Here is a selection of their best messages on Twitter:
Gets to keep carroll company AGAIN!
— ⚒ NI©️K ⚒ (@N13KKF) April 2, 2018
Hardly a huge loss, its not like he's been ripping it up all season is it. 10% of the player he was since Payet left
— Paul Butler (@pbutler66) April 2, 2018
Moyes might have to play a striker.
— Allenmccarthy (@Allenmccarthy13) April 2, 2018
He's been a waste of space for two seasons now. Unfit and only making up the numbers.
— leslie law (@lglaw8) April 2, 2018
Sprints 10 metres and gets injured , its getting boring now
— Arthur ???? (@Messiaku_) April 2, 2018
Next andy Carroll
— daniel nash (@nashdan69) April 2, 2018
Can’t see Reid or Antonio ever being fit for a season, I’d take offers for them
— Noble Art ⚒ (@nobleart16) April 2, 2018