West Ham fans throw fake money at Lingard after he snubbed Irons for Forest

West Ham fans showed their frustration at Jesse Lingard by throwing fake cash on the pitch.

Instead of joining back up with the Hammers, the playmaker signed for Premier League newcomers Nottingham Forest over the summer.

As the two clubs faced off at the City Ground for what was a 1-0 win to Forest, a section of West Ham supporters decided to hurl fake money at the midfielder.

The reaction to the incident has been mixed. Online one fan wrote: "They offered him 200k a week, he chose NFFC for 150k a week…" Another said: "If you're going to Forest, it's not for the money. It's for game time.

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A third one replied: "@BrentfordFC yesterday booing Eriksen now @WestHam. fans crying over a loan player, I just don't get it they were with you 6 months."

A last one said: "These guys want the player to do what they won't do themselves. Telling they would chose a lesser paying job over a higher paying job."

Lingard left Manchester United on a free transfer at the end of last season and had plenty of options from across the Premier League and even in the MLS, by some accounts.

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It was thought he would be heading to West Ham as he had a brilliant loan spell there in the second half of last season. For David Moyes' men, Lingard bagged nine Premier League goals in just 16 games, with the side earning a Europa League place.

But in the end, out of nowhere, he opted to join newly-promoted Nottingham Forest. Some have felt the reason the player made the move was for money – but this has been denied by the player.

Forest fans were heard chanting: "Jesse Lingard, he left because you're s***" at the match on Sunday.

But there was no animosity from David Moyes, who said: "He has moved on. Jesse was brilliant for us. Jesse got us into Europe with his goals, he gave us a huge lift when he joined the club and played a huge part of getting us into Europe.

"We acknowledge that and thank him greatly for that, the club made him a really good offer to come and we just couldn't quite get him. He's someone we could have liked, but obviously he chose Nottingham Forest."


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