‘That’s my day ruined’ – These Fulham fans react as 29 y/o striker leaves
Fulham supporters bid farewell to Rui Fonte on Wednesday night, after the Portuguese striker sealed a move to Braga, as confirmed on their official website.
It secures a return to the club for Fonte, who last played for the Portuguese outfit at the start of the 2017/18 campaign prior to his switch to Fulham, but after making just 29 appearances for the club (having spent last year on loan at Lille), his time at Craven Cottage is now at an end – and some fans have wished him well as he departs for his homeland.
He may have only scored three times in Fulham colours, but supporters still seem dismayed by the forward’s exit, with plenty noting his work rate and professionalism – as well as the likeable character of the 29-year-old.
With the announcement of his sale coming barely hours after Fulham’s impressive 4-0 victory over Millwall in the Championship, the news had ended the evening on something of a sour note for some supporters.
However, his departure did allow fans the opportunity to thank Fonte for his service as a Fulham player:
Well that’s my day ruined
— Will (@ffcWijj) August 21, 2019
I wish it could’ve worked out better for him, he seemed like a genuinely nice guy.
— Isaiah L. Rice (@IsaiahLRice) August 21, 2019
Class act! pic.twitter.com/OhcUwSiQmB
— Sönke Gorgos (@kingscrossed) August 21, 2019
People digging him out yes he wasn’t great by any means but never stopped running and couldn’t fault his effort.. also thanks for setting johansen up v qpr
— Deano (@DeanColleyFFC) August 22, 2019
Best of luck to Rui. Always seemed like a fantastic teammate.
— Stuart Hultgren (@StuartHultgren) August 21, 2019
We’ll always have that one you thumped in at Portman Road
— Adam Bright (@AdamBrightPhoto) August 21, 2019
OMG YOU JUST RUINED MY NIGHT
— Fin (@fin_ffc) August 21, 2019
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Good luck Rui. Never seemed like the right player for our system but genuinely seems like a nice fella.
— Danny D (@TripleD_DDD) August 22, 2019