Loads of West Ham fans on Twitter don’t want Declan Rice to be appointed captain at the end of the season for various different reasons.
These include respect for Mark Noble, the Academy product’s age, Angelo Ogbonna and the fact that Rice might not be here in a year or two.
This came after one Twitter account claimed that the 21-year-old needs to be made skipper this May.
Below is a list of the best tweets arguing against Central’s statement, though…
He will probably be vice captain for when noble doesn’t play, u don’t just take the captaincy off noble that would never happen
— Jamie Daley ⚒ (@DaleyJamie) March 11, 2020
Way too soon
— Jolyon_WHU (@Kappanitreal) March 11, 2020
Love Rice, but Nobes keeps the armband until he retires. And let’s face it, if Rice & Souchek are fit he’ll play less & Dec will get to wear than band more often.
— Dave (@skev303) March 11, 2020
No don’t be stupid. Why appoint someone who will not be here in 3yrs. ⚒
— Steven Redmond 🌹 (@StevenRedmond15) March 11, 2020
— marcus🏴⚒ (@marcuswhu1) March 11, 2020
Too soon, would give it to ogbonna
— IRONS, CLARET AND BLUE ⚒ (@IronsCB) March 11, 2020
Far too young for it … and he will be sold in summer. Cressy is better bet ….
— Steve Davis (@RUsureIsaidthat) March 11, 2020
No. Vice captain maybe. That way if Noble really isn’t good enough to play as people think, Rice will be captain on the pitch. But Noble should remain as club captain as long as he’s part of the squad.
— Chris Burrell (@deanashtonsfoot) March 11, 2020
Far to soon!
— Tom Holland (@happyhammer011) March 12, 2020