‘Shut up, you balloon’: Allardyce slams West Ham supporter

Date published: Friday 9th November 2018 9:59

Sam Allardyce blasted West Ham-supporting broadcaster Ian Abrahams on talkSPORT on Friday morning.

Allardyce, who managed the Hammers for four years from 2011 before leaving at the end of the 2014/15 season, laid into Hammers fan Abrahams over the fabled ‘West Ham way’.

Abrahams, known as Moose, argued that West Ham managers have a duty to deliver entertainment – something many accuse Allardyce of failing to do throughout his tenure.

But the former England and Everton manager refused to accept that point of view on Friday.

“Shut up you balloon,” Allardyce told Abrahams.

“Have you been playing the West Ham way recently, have you? When was the last time West Ham played the West Ham way?

“It’s only the mischievous few who start the ball rolling, you know. Knees Up Mother Brown…”

When ‘Moose’ attempted to fight his corner, explaining that “it’s not just about the three points” for the Hammers, Allardyce was incensed.

“Get him off air when I’m on, get him off. You’re embarrassing me now. I’m a professional.

“Moose, get off. Get rid of him. Don’t put him on with me again, will you? For God’s sake, man.”


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