West Ham fans have been reacting to a post from the club’s official Twitter account remembering a glorious free-kick on this day (March 13) against Manchester United five years ago, from a man who perhaps divides opinion more than any former Hammer – Dimitri Payet.
To this day there remains conjecture over the circumstances that saw the talented midfielder leave the club, so perhaps it’s no surprise a trip down memory lane has sparked mixed reactions from fans.
Here’s a pick…
Teams were terrified of giving away free kicks to us due to Payet. One of our best ever players.
— Nicole Westerman (@Flixie00) March 13, 2021
He really was something special ⚒
— Alfie (@Whu_Alfie) March 13, 2021
He was special but now we have a team that work for each other every game.
— John Bird ⚒ (@johnbird65) March 13, 2021
Never get tired of watching this. He was different gravy that season https://t.co/NW0KQCgdQT
— Luke David (@Luke_whu94) March 13, 2021