McAvennie booted Di Canio for ignoring fan

123frankFormer Hammer, Frank McAvennie revealed has told how he kicked Paolo Di Canio for ignoring a fan waiting in the rain.

Speaking to the Scottish Sun The former West Ham star said: “I don’t get all that with players now, they’re getting so much money and they want to sneak out the back door.

“All these people standing in the pissing rain waiting for hours.

“I remember booting Di Canio up his backside at West Ham.

“There was a young boy waiting for hours and he tried to run by him.

“I booted him.

“I’d been drinking that day, obviously.

“He was giving it all that.

“I said shut up, the kid was going to end up pneumonia.

“He told me he had to catch a flight.”


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 “McAvennie booted Di Canio for ignoring fan

  1. The trouble is that Kid could have been young Di Canio if he had not had his break,
    Mc you are so right and drinking had nothing to do with it,you write with your heart and that means you would have done it without the drink in you,
    To many forget this game gives working class kids a chance to make a better life for themselves,like boxing used to,
    That’s what makes so many so angry when we watch the Ravs of this life or Johnsons take the ****s,they had the break others never got and slapped the faces of the people who hold them is such high regards,
    That’s why when a player like Antonio comes along so many of us can see themselves in him,how hard work good manners respect to the playing public becomes such a great favourite,
    Or why we don’t understand Woy over Noble because his loyalty to us is so Noble,
    Mc you were a great player but now you are truly one of us long live Mc and Slav the new order,

  2. Here in Italy Di Canio has a TV show called “House o fooball”, he talks about PL.
    He shares some of his memories about his West Ham experience… He said that Ferguson phoned him for two Christmases in a row asking him to go to Man utd. Di Canio replied in the same way on both occasions “Thanks, I’m honored by your offer, but I can’t betray my supporters, I’m their skipper and I want to finish my career here”. A few years later a Di Canio’s friend asked him “You don’t feel crazy about that decision?” and Di Canio told him “Yes maybe crazy… but crazy for the “claret & blue”… 😉

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