Sheffield Wednesday fans react as boss delivers update on George Hirst's future

Sheffield Wednesday sing during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday at Bramall Lane on January 12, 2018 in Sheffield, England.

Sheffield Wednesday fans - and even some from Sheffield United - have been getting involved after Jos Luhukay's Hirst admission.

Jos Luhukay, Manager of Sheffield Wednesday looks on prior to the The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round between Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City at Hillsborough on February 17, 2018 in...

Exactly two weeks after he revealed George Hirst was back from exile and cleared to play for Sheffield Wednesday's first team - pending a bit of match practice - Jos Luhukay has now conceded the striker is not being considered for selection due to contractual reasons [via BBC Radio Sheffield].

Hirst had found himself frozen out by Wednesday - who excluded him from all matches at every level until 13 days ago - after he failed to sign a new contract at Hillsborough.

But hopes of a positive resolution being reached were boosted when the 19-year-old England youth international played and scored on his comeback for the Owls' Under-23s.

Niclas Thiede of Germany and George Hirst of England compete for the ball during the U19 International match between England and Germany at One Call Stadium on September 5, 2017 in...

Those hopes have since been dashed, however, and Hirst - who was linked with moves to Premier League clubs earlier in the campaign - will almost certainly depart the club at which his father, David, achieved legendary status as a player in the late-80s to mid-90s.

In a season which has already seen them embarrassed by neighbours Sheffield United at Hillsborough, dispose of a manager now flourishing in the league above, announce £21 million losses and surrender promotion ambition for survival fear, it's fair to say Sheffield Wednesday fans aren't best pleased with the latest news coming out of Hillsborough.

Sheffield Wednesday sing during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday at Bramall Lane on January 12, 2018 in Sheffield, England.

But is it Hirst or Dejphon Chansiri, the Owls chairman, who is to blame for the current state of affairs? Here's what the fans are saying on Twitter...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funnily enough, that last one isn't alone in his thinking...

 

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