Fans of West Ham have been reacting to Trevor Sinclair’s post on Twitter, in which the 47-year-old reflects on Paolo Di Canio’s sensational strike against Wimbledon.
In his post, Sinclair quote-tweets footage uploaded by West Ham which shows an animation of the Italian’s strike for West Ham against Wimbledon, while stating: “Special special man and what a goal. Thoughts with him, his family and the whole of Italy at this difficult time.”
In reaction, fans of West Ham have flocked to share their opinion on the footage and Sinclair’s comments, with many complimenting the cross that led to the goal, which was made by Sinclair, while others have stated they cannot believe that 20 years have passed since Di Canio’s strike.
Special special man and what a goal ? …… thoughts with him, his family and the whole of Italy ?? at this difficult time ?? https://t.co/zfcCspF5QM
— Trevor Sinclair (@trevor8sinclair) March 26, 2020
You’re my uncle’s hero for that cross, they still talk about it like it was yesterday! ?
— Jess Baker-Smith (@jessbakersmith) March 26, 2020
The ball to him wasn’t half bad either Trev 😉 ??
— peter (@peter72810017) March 26, 2020
A pretty special assist as well…..wonder who did that. Was it a shot????
— STEVE WILLIAMS (@stevethechefman) March 26, 2020
Not a bad cross field ball either Trev!
— Richie (@broxtondrummer1) March 26, 2020
And WHAT A CROSS!
— Tom Aldridge (@Thomas_Aldridge) March 26, 2020
20 years ago ?????
— GP? (@GPwhu) March 26, 2020
What do we think?
Sinclair made 194 appearances for the Hammers over his time at the club, scoring 38 goals and providing 18 assists, the most famous of which is likely the cross for Di Canio’s legendary goal.
Even though 20 years have now past since the strike, it remains clear from their comments that West Ham fans still hold Trevor Sinclair in incredibly high regard, and he will always be remembered as the player who set-up the Italian’s volley.