By Danny Wright

14th Nov, 2020 | 8:10am

'Disaster', 'Calamity' - Many int'l fans tear West Brom player to shreds after Friday match

West Brom defender Semi Ajayi has been absolutely slaughtered for his latest performance for Nigeria when they drew 4-4 with Sierra Leone on Friday.

Nigeria went 4-0 up in the first 29 minutes before Sierra Leone pulled a goal back just before the half-time break.

Ajayi, 27, was introduced into the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in the 61st minute and he replaced the injured Leon Balogun.

And from there, things went pear-shaped.

Sierra Leone scored in the 72nd, 80th and 86th minutes as they earned a shock draw away against Nigeria.

One Nigeria supporter claims that Ajayi “singlehandedly caused” two of the goals and fans piled into the West Brom defender for his performance.

Here is a selection of their tweets:


It hasn’t been a good start to the season for Ajayi, who has made seven Premier League appearances. He’s missed one game and that’s the only game that the Baggies have kept a clean sheet.

Stats by WyScout show West Brom have conceded the joint-most league goals this season [17] and rank second for in expected goals against [15.69].

Ajayi impressed a lot of Albion fans last season in the Championship and was widely tipped to perform well in the top-flight.

So far, the ex-Rotherham man is yet to prove those fans right and isn’t doing himself any favours among Nigeria supporters too.

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