Journalist Luke Hatfield has been left baffled by a Sheffield United fans’ chant to a particular West Brom player on Wednesday night.
26 year old Baggies player Callum Robinson was subjected to derogatory chants by the Blades supporters in the away end at The Hawthorns.
It was West Brom who went on to beat Sheffield United 4-0 following an own goal from Jack Robinson and second-half strikes from Dara O’Shea, Alex Mowatt and Callum Robinson sealed what was a comfortable win for the hosts.
Robinson had previously endured a six month spell at the South Yorkshire outfit after joining in July 2019 before opting for a move to the West Midlands on an initial loan deal that became permanent in September 2020.
As part of that deal, Oli Burke was the player he swapped clubs with after a torrid spell with West Brom.
The 24-year-old has ended up struggling during in time at Bramall Lane while Republic of Ireland international Robinson had gone on to thrive at the Baggies, and he scored for a third successive league game on Wednesday as they tore into Slavisa Jokanovic’s side.
Before the rush of goals goal rush, Express and Star journalist Luke Hatfield told his followers about a chant that could be heard from the away end.
He wrote: “Sheffield United fans chanting ‘He’s just a [expletive] Oli Burke’ in regards to Callum Robinson. Not sure too many Albion fans would agree with that claim.”
Birmingham Live’s Joe Chapman said that the home fans then hit back with “He left cos you’re shit!”
Sheffield United fans chanting “He’s just a s**t Oli Burke” in regards to Callum Robinson.
— Luke Hatfield (@LHatfield_Star) August 18, 2021
West Brom News also gave their opinion, saying: “Whether Sheffield United fans had their tongues firmly in their cheek while singing is unsure – one would hope so given the travails of Burke at Bramall Lane since last year’s swap deal.
“West Brom were certainly the beneficiaries of the deal as Robinson scored five Premier League goals last term, including four against Champions League winners Chelsea.
“He has also started this season on fire, scoring in each of his first three appearances.
“Burke, meanwhile, has scored just twice in 33 appearances since the beginning of the 2020/21 campaign, and he struggled once again on Wednesday after coming off the bench.
“It was a continuation of what we saw during his spell with the Baggies – all pace and no end product.
“Swapping Robinson for Burke has to be one of the best deals we’ve done in recent years.”
WHAT THE MANAGERS SAID POST-MATCH:
West Brom’s Valerien Ismael: “We were ruthless – that is what we missed against Luton but the break killed our legs..
“Tonight defensively were very strong. The principles we there, the running was there so we could always defend forward.
“I think it’s a great feeling. We need the win to cement the belief in the heads of the players.
“Each win you can get, as quickly as possible, we will believe quicker. I think tonight is the right step for us to continue to work with the guys.”
— WBA Away Singing Section (@AwayWba) August 18, 2021
Sheffield United’s Slavisa Jokanovic: “We lost the physical battle and all the set pieces and three times they score from this situation.
“We tried to move the ball but did not create enough chances. We paid a heavy price.
“They pushed us and we can talk about quality but if you give them this amount of the press you will lose this game.
“It was Mike’s first time in the Championship and not an easy night for him. Aaron was our first option and of course it’s not perfect preparation if you lose one guy before the game.”
Fans reacted as a journalist was left baffled by Sheffield United fans’ chant to West Brom player Callum Robinson…
@CheetsS18: Respect to Callum Robinson, booed by the away fans but came over to applaud them at the end.
@sufc_proctor: Great idea 🙄
@JayJayCrane: This is bloody Embarrassing
@scottwba_: LET ME REMIND YOU ALL IN CASE YOU ALL FORGOT. WE SWAPPED OLI BURKE FOR CALLUM ROBINSON. NO FEE INVOLVED. ABSOLUTE DAYLIGHT ROBBERY #WBA
@SUFCLuca: This is genuinley disgraceful
@AndyLeeman91: Best swap deal ever lads. Thanks.
@Nichola60335296: HERE IS TO YOU CALLUM ROBINSON 🎶
@NYCBaggie: I still can’t believe we turned Oliver Burke into Callum Robinson.
@kieranthebaggie: How’s that Burke trade working out? 😂😂😂
@DavidButtery3: Words fail me 😡
@wbaIiam: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA SMALL CLUB
@Baggie_Russ (Replying to @SheffieldUnited): At least you got the Burke!
@DannyBoyW180: Whilst Oli Burke sits on the bench 😂 you couldn’t make it up!
@jtuckerx: Callum Robinson scoring against Sheffield United to fully secure the fact Sheffield United got the worst swap deal in history when they swapped him for Oliver Burke…
@TheRusslerr: Oli Burke for Callum Robinson is, and will forever be, the best trade deal of all time!
Callum Robinson : 3 goals so far.
Sheffield United : 0 goals so far.
Not sure how many Sheffield United fans would either 🤣
— George (@GeorgeWoah) August 18, 2021
— Albion Army (@AlbionArmy) August 18, 2021
Aged well I see🤣
— jake (@Biggobjakey) August 18, 2021
I think buying Ollie Burke for £15mill tops it
— G-WBA (@LocalBaggiesFan) August 18, 2021