Former West Ham goalkeeper Rob Green had an evening to remember. Chelsea lifted the Europa League trophy and he got in the thick of the celebrations.
Green did not play a single minute of football for Chelsea this season, nor did he receive a winners’ medal. But that did not stop the ex-Hammer’s extravagant celebrations.
The 39-year-old got himself in the middle of the celebrations and was captured lifting the trophy. All of his team-mates celebrate around him as he is the centre of attention.
Green joined Chelsea last summer as their third-choice stopper. He has not had a part to play with Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero ahead of him.
The former England international is in the closing stages of an impressive career. And perhaps his best days were at West Ham.
Green played just shy of 250 games for the Irons in a six-year stay. In 2008, he won the Hammer of the Year accolade. And in 2012, with his last West Ham outing, he helped the club win the play-off final and return to the Premier League.
Now, he had the opportunity to lift the Europa League trophy, even if he didn’t win a medal. Here are some tweets from West Ham fans who loved Green’s celebrations.
— Mike Cawston (@mikecawston) May 29, 2019
— Mark Lomas (@marklomasSport) May 29, 2019
Yeah. Pleased for him. Was a great keeper for us.
— Fortunes Always Hiding ⚒ ⚽️ 🏳️🌈 (@IanDeakin16) May 30, 2019
scenes – wasn’t even in the EL squad – doesn’t have a medal
— Trevor Gilbert (@trevage) May 29, 2019
Where’s John terry? Must be in there somewhere#wheresjohnterry
— Chris Cheeseman (@ChrisCheeseman2) May 30, 2019
— Stiofan Mac Diarmada (@covstevehammer) May 29, 2019