Former Hammer faces hostile reception

By Hughie Southon

Issa Diop is set for quite a reception should he appear for Fulham who provide the opposition on Sunday at the London Stadium.

The French central defender of course forced his way out of the Hammers after allegedly being told he was very much the last man in the central defensive pecking order.

The only saving grace was that with the club unable to replace him late on ensuring that Wolves hopes of landing Craig Dawson were entirely scuppered.

Diop effectively staged his own demonstration come strike, which of course went down very badly indeed with the Hammer fans and given that he may well appear on Sunday he can expect a pretty hostile reception.

The central defender has made a troublesome start at Craven Cottage but came off the bench in the 1-4 defeat to Newcastle making what has been described as a reasonable display.

Prio to that he had been involved only against Arsenal and the defeat of Nottingham Forest at PL level.


About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

5 comments on “Former Hammer faces hostile reception

  1. I really can’t see why he’ll get a hostile reception, what’s he done wrong?

    He came to us with bags of potential but never quite lived up to the promise shown. He clearly became the last pick CB, he wants to play and we wanted him gone. We all move on and I hope he does well at Fulham.

  2. Agreed. Diop’s done nothing wrong at all. If you’re a young pro that’s last in the pecking order having given it a go for a few years – you move on. Good luck to him at Fulham.

  3. Don’t give him a hostile reception it may inspire him! He only left to get playing time which was fair enough as Moyes wouldn’t pick him except as a no choice option.

  4. Totally agree with you both, Diop is a young pro who wants to play football. Good luck to him. Now bring on Fulham Cooooooome on you IROOOOOOONNNSS ⚒️

  5. No need for hostilities or even just booing. Just give him a one-time clap for the time he spent with us and let the game begin.

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