West Ham United fans react to Angelo Ogbonna's latest comments

Angelo Ogbonna of West Ham United inspects the pitch prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Southampton FC at London Stadium on May 04, 2019 in London, United...

West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini named Angelo Ogbonna as captain.

West Ham United's Angelo Ogbonna celebrates scoring his sides second goal

West Ham United fans do not appear at all happy with Angelo Ogbonna’s latest comments on being named captain to the club’s official website.

Manuel Pellegrini opted to give the Italian defender the armband for West Ham’s match against Brighton & Hove Albion at the weekend.

West Ham drew the contest 1-1 and the £10 million centre-back (BBC Sport) was honoured to lead his side out.

 

He said: “I didn’t expect to be named captain. I was so excited and really focused. But in this team the captain is not just the player who ears the armband.”

However, West Ham fans don’t agree with Ogbonna being given the armband and have not taken kindly to his comments, after he failed to clap the travelling support at Brighton.

Ogbonna’s selection for West Ham against Brighton was somewhat of a surprise, as many expected Fabian Balbuena to start.

Balbuena and Issa Diop had been the Hammers’ centre-back pairing on opening day, but Pellegrini obviously decided he needed a change up at the back on Saturday.

West Ham ended up drawing 1-1 with Brighton, but their performance wasn’t particularly impressive.

West Ham are next in action against Watford on Saturday at Vicarage Road.

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