West Ham United midfielder Robert Snodgrass has posted a throwback to his Leeds United days as it is 10 years to the day that the Whites bounced back into the Championship – and Simon Grayson responded hilariously to the Scot’s Instagram post.
Snodgrass, 32, was brought to England by Leeds back in 2008 from Scottish minnows Livingston. He remained at Elland Road for four years before moving to Norwich City, clocking up 187 appearances – scoring 41 goals and creating 40 more.
To this day, Snodgrass has played the majority of his professional club appearances in a white shirt – failing to surpass 100 appearances with West Ham, Norwich, Hull, Livingston or Aston Villa. He has a contract until 2021 at West Ham.
Back in the 2009-10 season, Snodgrass scored 10 goals and created 16 more in 55 games to help Leeds gain promotion on the final day. Down to 10 men, Leeds came from behind to beat Bristol Rovers 2-1 – and Snodgrass posted on Instagram.
Despite starting 50 of his 55 matches that season, then-Leeds boss Grayson opted to start Snodgrass on the substitutes’ bench – bringing the Scotland international ontp the pitch for the last minute of the clash.
Grayson, who has since managed Preston, Huddersfield, Sunderland, Bradford City and Blackpool, hilariously responded to Snodgrass’ Instagram – underlining his shock at his own decision to bench Snodgrass for the most crucial match of the season.