Demba Ba has used his Twitter account to deny that it was his refusal to sign an autograph that sparked a brawl at West Ham’s end-of-season party.
The Senegal international was widely reported to have told a fan at the gala evening that he was too tired to provide a signature.
But he tweeted: “I did sign the autograph. I never refuse to sign autograph to the fans.”
He followed that up with a counter-claim that it was actually the supporter who had cited tiredness, not him.
Ba added: “He came to me saying he is tired to watch us play and was looking for confrontation.”
Update: West Ham are claiming that the Twitter account is fake… except it’s featured on Ba’s official website. D’oh!