Allan Nyom has apologised to Watford fans for his enthusiastic celebrations during the defeat to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
The 28-year-old, who left the Hornets in the summer, frenziedly celebrated Matt Phillips’ 90th-minute goal in front of the visiting fans. He had been barracked by some Hornets’ supporters throughout the game.
“I just want to apologise to the Watford FC fans because, unfortunately, it seems that my celebration during the Saturday game was considered as a lack of respect,” said Nyom. “Sincerely, it never was my intention to disrespect the club or the fans, and I apologise to them if they have felt it. In my heart there is only gratitude and my best wishes for all Watford FC family.”
Nyom’s celebrations didn’t go down well at the time with the away fans.
Some felt Nyom was justified given the flak he was getting.
The Cameroon international made 37 appearances for Watford in 2015-16 but his form dipped alarmingly and he was moved on to West Brom for £4million in the summer. Nyom struggled to make an impression early on in the season for his new club but he’s since nailed down a place at left-back, ahead of Everton loanee Brendan Galloway, and the Baggies have only lost two of the ten games he’s played. He even got to the byline and set up a goal with his left foot in the 4-0 win over Burnley.
The Albion fans have even adapted a festive song for him. “Last Christmas I gave you my heart, but the very next day, you gave it away. This year, to save me from tears, I’ll give it to Allan Nyom.”