Sheffield Wednesday fans are not happy with the manner in which long-serving player Sam Hutchinson is set to depart from the club.
The midfielder is just one of 15 players whose contracts at Hillsborough were set to expire at the end of June. Wednesday haven’t offered Hutchinson a new deal which means he will become a free agent at the end of the month.
The 30-year-old joined the club in 2014 from Chelsea, after enjoying a spell in South Yorkshire on loan (via BBC Sport). The defender turned midfield man has made 154 appearances for the Owls, contributing six goals and four assists in that time (via Transfermarkt).
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Although this season has been a subpar one for Hutchinson in Wednesday colours, fans are furious at the fact he will not receive a proper send off after six years with the team. Many Wednesdayites have replied to Joe Crann’s tweet expressing their disappointment, with one fan saying ‘it’s a disgrace’ and lashing out by saying ‘thanks Monk’.
Hutchinson was left out of the last ten match day squads, and it seems supporters are angry with Garry Monk’s decision not to play him.
It’s a disgrace.. thanks monk
— MissLucyFairbank (@lucyfairbank) June 24, 2020
Treated terribly been class !!!
— Lee van Gelder (@DutchMcLovin) June 24, 2020
As a club we should really be better with this kind of thing, how pressman never gone a decent send off is baffling and hutch deserves something too
— Adam Tollerfield (@Tollers1) June 24, 2020
He did not deserve this, nor does it make sence that no extention was even offered. Monk has stated he needed everyone surly Hutch could have at least been there in the worst case scenario. Plus he deserves a send off. Not sure I’ve mentioned it but he really deserves a send off.
— Josh King (@SiferJosh) June 24, 2020
Very sad. Been a proper player for us. I don’t know what he’s like off the pitch, but on it I struggle to see how two managers haven’t fancied him.
— Chad Gee (@chad_gee30) June 24, 2020
Wore his heart on his sleeve. Loved to see his commitment and passion for the game and Wednesday. Good luck Hutch, it’s been a pleasure 💙🦉💙🦉💙
— DenisTheOwl (@mullen_denise) June 24, 2020
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