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Former Hammer slammed by Ranieri

Claudio Ranieri accused former Hammer Dimitri Payet of ungentlemanly conduct after the Marseille midfielder’s refusal to throw the ball back to his side following a stoppage after injury. Payet refused to give the ball back to Nantes after they had purposely kicked it out of play to allow treatment of two injured players.

Nantes stopped play because their goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu and centre-back Diego Carlos were in need of treatment for cramp.

Marseille then won a corner from playing on from which Florian Thauvin fired home after a goalmouth scramble.

And fuming former Leicester City boss Ranieri let rip at Payet, saying: “There was a throw-in, Payet should have given the ball back. That’s football. So, vive le football. Gentlemen give the ball back, the others, no. That’s the ones who are smart.”

Payet said: “I’m quite a fair player, but you shouldn’t push your luck. When I saw the goalkeeper and the defender go down without being touched, there comes a time when you have to stop.”

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “Former Hammer slammed by Ranieri

  1. Not much news around today then sean?

  2. Can’t say I admire Payet, but his quote “When I saw the goalkeeper and the defender go down without being touched, there comes a time when you have to stop.” says it all really, its one of the problems of todays’ game, 22 potential cheats out there on the pitch trying to gain an advantage by any means possible.

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