Sunday, February 24, 2013

Odemwingie booed by West Brom home fans at his first appearance since his QPR move ordeal.

Although West Brom manager Steve Clarke still believes that Nigerian striker Osaze Odemwingie is a “valuable member” of his squad, West Brom home fans remain unforgiving of the 31-year-old player following his failed forced move to QPR last month.
Odemwingie received his first call-up from Steve Clarke, club’s manager which indicated the end of the disciplinary action from the club- He was fined two weeks’ wages by West Brom and was not included in his side’s games against Tottenham and Liverpool.

Peter Odemwingie was booed by West Bromwich Albion home fans after coming on as a substitute during the club's 2-1 Barclays Premier League victory over Sunderland. The Nigerian international received the rather harsh treatment from home fans as soon as the announcer at the Hawthorns read out his name.

Till date, Odemwingie has scored 31 goals in 84 games for Albion. I think it’s about time the fans move on with this whole thing, I am beginning to think they have another thing against the Nigerian international. Let bygones be bygones! football is such a fair game, and in the end, it’s just a game guys. Enough ranting, but seriously, ease off my brother abeg, he was just looking for options.

I’m not the only one that feels this way, club manager, Clark  also thinks it’s time to move on, when Asked if he was surprised by the booing, Clarke said: “No, but I hadn’t noticed it as at the time I was worrying about us throwing away a two-goal lead.
“For me the incident is finished. I don’t like talking about it and everyone should move on.”