James Collins was my outstanding man of the match on Saturday but that is as much as for what he did off the ball as on it.
The Ginger Pele reminded us of his no-nonsense defensive skills at the weekend when he cleared ball after ball way up the pitch or into the crowd. Each clearance was important to retain our slender lead and grind out a one-nil win over Swansea.
Off the ball, Ginger Pele encouraged the crowd to get behind the team lifting his arms to persuade supporters to sing up. In return, the crowd sang a song to the tune of the Payet chant which starts “We’ve got Pele. Ginger Pele, I just don’t think you understand”
We’ve got Pele, Ginger Pele, I just don’t think you understand, he makes the girls wet he’s better than Payet, We’ve got ginger Pele
— Westham Away Days (@OverLandAndSea6) April 9, 2017
ONE GINGER PELÉ ⚒⚒ pic.twitter.com/KzqjUaVqlk
— Ironwork Tours (@IronworkTours) April 8, 2017
Video via @IronWorkTours