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Rice gets unexpected response from Villa fans

Declan Rice received unexpected praise from Aston Villa fans after West Ham’s visit to Villa Park on Monday.

The 20-year responded on social media to one Villa fan telling him “What a good young player and to top it off showed us villa fans while he could have a laugh with us also showed his respect at the end 👏👏top man”

Declan responded on Twitter to the fan saying “Thank you. Got to say, stadium atmosphere was brilliant. Great set of fans. Passionate”

The Villa fan wasn’t alone in his comment and below is a small sample of the praise heaped on Rice by opposition fans after Monday night.

“Fair play clapping us at the end showed your class and hopefully a lot of England caps for u to come”

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“Got a bit of stick from us behind the goal (Holte end) and you took well. Class act. All the best”

“Fair play to you Declan. You’re a quality player, great to see you in the flesh, as it were. And a touch of class at the end applauding the Villa fans. Al the best for the season.”

“Very impressed with you last night, best player on the pitch for me. West Ham have got an incredible talent once again.”

“Great player, wasn’t convinced until watching in the flesh last night 😂 what a talent”

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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 “Rice gets unexpected response from Villa fans

  1. Probably got them on side when the story came out about him wanting to go to Villa on loan, but his class as a human will be what wins many over. He is a class act!

  2. Think he saw a stand full of claret and blue and forgot we were playing away lol

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