West Ham ace Robert Snodgrass spoke exclusively to Sky Sports, and lifted the lid on the story behind his very unusual nickname.

The 32-year-old joined the east London outfit from Hull City in January 2017, for a fee believed to be worth £10.2 million (BBC).

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Snodgrass has actually impressed for West Ham during his time at the club. He has racked up nine goals and 16 assists in 79 games in all competitions for the Hammers (Transfermarkt).

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Robert Snodgrass (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

The Scot has been in fine form this season, with five goals and five assists to his name in 24 Premier League games (Transfermarkt). In those outings, Snodgrass has averaged 21 passes per game, with an impressive completion rate of 77.8% (Who Scored).

With his exceptional deliveries, the Scot is a very important player for West Ham.


And because of those deliveries, Snodgrass has acquired a very unique nickname. The Scot told Sky Sports why he gets so much whip on his crosses:

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Robert Snodgrass (Photo by Visionhaus)


“I’ve got a bunion, so the lads say it’s that. They call me the bunion bhaji.”

Premier League football is in the midst of a hiatus at the moment because of the global health crisis that has swept the globe.

Whenever action does resume, however, Snodgrass will undoubtedly be an important player for West Ham for their final nine Premier League games.

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