West Ham midfielder Robert Snodgrass returned to his former side last night, as the East Londoners played out a 0-0 draw against Aston Villa in the Premier League.
The Scotland international spent the entirety of the 2017-18 campaign on loan with the West Midlands outfit, scoring eight goals whilst chipping in with a further 13 assists from midfield, per Transfermarkt.
He is clearly held in high regard at Villa Park, and last night received a warm reception from Villans fans as he took to the pitch he once graced.
Unfortunately for Snodgrass, though, he did not feature last night during the game as he remained an unused substitute throughout the 90, but that didn’t stop him taking to the field after the final whistle was blown to clap each stand.
The thoughtful gesture, although only small, unsurprisingly went down a treat with Villa fans on Twitter. Here’s how some reacted after Villa’s official Twitter account posted a picture of him on the pitch after the game:
You gonna make me cry
— Lee Lloyd (@leelloyd_AV) September 16, 2019
We need another winger what you saying snoddy?
— LSH1986 (@hadley700) September 17, 2019
Loved hhow he was with fans and players today. Nice touch applauding all villa fans round the ground after match.. shame hes not still with us!
— Michelle Clarke (@ChelleBoo) September 16, 2019
I'd swap all our wingers- El Ghazi Trez and Jota for Snodders. Rarely got anything less than an 8 / 10 from him whereas the new bunch are frequently 5s and 6s. Just my opinion
— Jim Bourne (@JimBourne5) September 17, 2019
We’d love to see you back Rob, we could do with your quality on the wing.
— Cratz (@HeatonSamuel) September 16, 2019
I miss Snoddy
— Liz (@LizAnne_x) September 16, 2019
sign him back up
— alex markou (@alex_avfc04) September 16, 2019
Good idea sign him
— Kantes bigger brother (@lordnakamba) September 16, 2019
Get him back
— Algie (@Algie___) September 17, 2019
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