'Get rid', 'Get out' - West Ham fans react on Twitter to reported blazing row between Bilic and player
By Russell Edge
West Ham fans on Twitter have mostly sided with manager Slavan Bilic amid reports he had a blazing row with Diafra Sakho.
The Sun claim Sakho refused to sit on the bench against Sunderland on Saturday for the third game running, believing he was fit enough for a role in the starting eleven.
It is said Bilic refused to bend to the will of the Senegal striker and stood firm on his decision, with Sakho refusing to travel with the team to the north-east in a match that finished 2-2.
The altercation between Bilic and Sakho, who has been at the club since 2014, has put the player’s future at London Stadium in doubt.
West Ham fans have been left with mixed feelings about the incident, with supporters placing the blame on both parties.
Subscribe to Football Insider TV now
However, there were some strong comments about the club’s need to dispense with the services of the injury-prone player.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
No I actually don't blame him he's wanting to prove everybody wrong I'm telling you now he's our best striker.
— ⚒lee⚒ (@leeroache7) April 16, 2017
Get rid, he's our best striker out of poor lot every year him n Carroll that's why we don't progress, not had decent striker since Ashton
— Tobi (@dragbacks) April 16, 2017
Remember when we pulled Sakho out of French 2nd Division as a nobody? Has done nothing for a year except act like Charlie Big Potatoes #COYI
— Greg Richards (@Made_of_Iron) April 16, 2017
He probably has one of the worst attitudes in professional football, doesn't deserve to play for the club again.
— MuzzammilTahir1 (@MuzzammilTahir1) April 16, 2017
He wanted to play but slaven is too stubborn to give in-think Slav has to go in summer new brush will sweep clean
— marknicholls (@sparkynicholls) April 16, 2017
Bilic is looking out for him though. He will play him when he thinks he's ready. If Sakho can't accept that then he needs to leave.
— West Ham Fan Zone (@WHUFCFZ) April 16, 2017
Think I'd rather have Sakho at the club next year rather than bilic
— Nick Treadwell ⚒ (@Treaders1990) April 17, 2017
Sakho has suffered with a chronic back injury this season, which has limited him to just three appearances for the Hammers during the campaign.
The club are next in action when they face Everton in the Premier League on Saturday.
In other West Ham news, Hammers captain Mark Noble responded to a surprising stat on Twitter.