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Please leave us the right to say what we think Declan

“I feel like everyone needs to start giving us the credit. Every time we win a game, people try to pick apart something and if it was another nation they would be talking about how it was a masterclass performance. I think that was us tonight.”

Declan last night after the game

Declan Rice got everything very right on the pitch last night but his decision to take a pop at some afterwards was not the brightest move.

Before writing anything else let me say that the lad has got everything right in previous interviews – I just think he chose the wrong target in his criticisms after last night’s victory.

There was obviously much to be proud of in the performance apparently so maybe it would have been a better idea to have totally restricted his remarks to those.

Declan is a guy to be proud of as a Hammer – he’s given this club everything and we have all  got him down as a future Hammers legend.

I – like everybody else – have huge respect for the lad whatever he does and wherever he goes next.

However, no player should surely ever take on the fans and otheds who effectively lost the game to TV and appalling officialdom from the likes of the Premier League bosses and Fifa years ago.

Yes, we all know that social media and pundits can be in a pain in the backside but that’s the way it is on 2022.

Please let’s not have the right to say what we think taken away from us along with everything else.


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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

2 comments on “Please leave us the right to say what we think Declan

  1. In the same vein tho Hugh, we can’t take Declan or any other players rights away either. I actually make him bang on with his comments. As a nation we are so quick to flip flop our opinions and give the lads a compete slating one day but the next we think it’s coming home because we beat Iran.

    • He had his say, We had ours, That’s democracy. He lives in the age of social media and in my view should have learned to ignore it under the under the club’s media training programme. There wasn’t a bad word anywhere about the performance so I din’t see the point of saying it anyway danielson

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