Marko Arnautovic has been accused of disrupting the Womens’ Team’s training sessions and being “disrespectful.”
Retired player Claire Rafferty alleged on talkSPORT’s Kick Off, : “I think in the end West Ham got fed up of him – he’s got a bit of an attitude, clearly.
“In and around the training ground he’d always be quite disruptive of our training sessions when he’d walk over.
“We train in the same place [as the men’s team], but obviously on separate pitches, separated by one of the stadiums.
“On multiple occasions he was just quite disruptive and disrespectful of our training sessions.
“He’d be walking back from finishing his training and would shout over the wall and just be disrespectful.
“Bearing in mind we were doing tactical work, it’s a total disregard for what we’re doing; there’s no way in hell any of us would do that during one of their training sessions.
“I think that’s just him, he’s clearly quite a boisterous character and is quite outspoken.”
ClaretandHugh says: Sad to say it comes as no surprise that this has emerged as it appears to be part of the man’s profile on regular occasions to big it up and cross the line. There is no serious mileage for Claire in revealing any of this so it can probably be believed that Marko decided to be Marko in all circumstances and make no allowances. It genuinely is expected to observe the normal courtesies particularly to women. Either Marko doesn’t understand what they are or chooses to ignore them. His attitude to life appears to be that it’s about HIM and that was never better demonstrated than his regular early departures from matches in order to milk the crowd applause . Perhaps he will reflect in years to come that it was West Ham which made his name and have a few regrets as he becomes that much older. None of us will be holding our breath, however.