Fans hit back at Olisadebe's criticism of Pompey and city

Pompey fans have hit back at former striker Emmanuel Olisadebe for his derogatory comments about the club and the city of Portsmouth.

Friday, 2nd March 2018, 2:08 pm
Updated Friday, 2nd March 2018, 3:14 pm
Former Pompey striker Emmanuel Olisadebe

And even former Blues hero Ricardo Rocha joined the chorus of disapproving voices eager to rubbish the former Polish international's remarks.

Olisadebe, who moved to Fratton Park from Greek outfit Panathinaikos in 2006, slammed Pompey as a 'small club' in a 'hideous city'.

The Nigerian-born front man, who made just two substitute appearances during his time on the south coast, also described joining the Blues as the worst mistake of his career.

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His comments surprised many, not least because most fans had luckily forgotten about the former Polonia Warsaw player's brief and uninspiring stay that was cut short after four months.

Yet with their memories refreshed, probably with the help of Wikipedia, Pompey fans responded in their numbers.

Here's a selection of those views, which came to us via portsmouth.co.uk, Facebook and Twitter, that have been deemed suitable for republication...

Peter Walsh

Pompey and Panathaniakos were the only clubs he played for that I have heard of - silly little man.....

Peter Purdy

The feelings mutual I can assure you!

George Mead

Enjoy those sour grapes...

Guy O'Beirne ·

Absolute nobody! Biggest mistake was signing him.

Lee Laver

Yet Pompey get more than treble Panathinaikos average league gate despite being 3rd tier.

Alex Macaulay

Who even is this player!? I don’t remember him so no big deal what he thinks about our club.

Tommy Byng

Coming from some who played like he had 2 left feet, ok mate!

Richard Price

Why did he leave his big club for less money? Because the big club didn't want him. Neither did we, he was useless.

He was right about the no training facilities back then, though.

Robert Myers

Who are yer!

Tony Knipe

His opinion is really important too.

Rik May

Must have been terrible for you on probably 40k a week and such a average player.

Steve Harvey

Sounds like a very dedicated athlete if his biggest complaints are about nightlife!