Ravel Morrison has now entered the Sam Allardyce controversy.
Morrison has delivered only one line but it is maybe the most telling comment on the whole disgraceful story surrounding the sacked England boss.
Ravel Morrison has anything but a perfect record and when he attempted to expose Sam Allardyce two and a half years ago, the player’s past shortcomings were used by Allardyce-friendly media to shout down what the then West Ham player was saying.
Sam Allardyce bought Ravel Morrison from Manchester United and the then 20 year old showed the best form of his career so far in the first half of the 2013/14 season and was West Ham’s best player.
As well as creating numerous chances for teammates, the midfielder scored five goals in only 16 starts (plus five as a sub) for the Hammers.
Then suddenly he was out on loan at QPR, with Ravel Morrison claiming that Sam Allardyce had forced him out.
This is how The Guardian reported the story back on 2 February 2014:
‘Sam Allardyce has insisted that Ravel Morrison has a future at West Ham, despite reports that the midfielder’s relationship with the club has broken down over a disagreement about agents.
It was reported in The Observer that Morrison was recently invited to a meeting with the agent, Mark Curtis, to see if he wanted to become one of his clients and that pressure has been placed on him by Allardyce and West Ham’s captain, Kevin Nolan, to accept the offer. It has also been suggested that the 21-year-old, who has joined Queens Park Rangers on a 93-day emergency loan, has grown disillusioned at West Ham and could leave in the summer.
At West Ham, Curtis either represents or has links with Allardyce, Nolan, Adrian, Andy Carroll, Jack Collison, Matt Jarvis, Jussi Jaaskelainen and James Tomkins. Curtis denied the allegations concerning Morrison when they were put to him, calling them “nonsense”.
“It’s completely unfounded,” Allardyce said on Thursday. “The rumours or allegations will be made probably by Ravel’s representatives but there’s no truth in the fact that I have sat with Ravel Morrison and tried to press him into signing anything with any agent, never mind mine. It’s his choice and his decision, not mine – unless they ask me.”
Allardyce was asked if Morrison has sought his help in finding a new agent. “If he did, I wouldn’t tell you anyway but, no, he didn’t,” he said. “I haven’t had a discussion with Ravel signing with Mark Curtis. The world that revolves around Ravel is quite unique in terms of the publicity he gets, but there we go.”
The speed with which Morrison, who is regarded as one of the brightest young talents in the country, has fallen out of favour at Upton Park has been a surprise. He was West Ham’s best attacking player in the first half of the season, contributing five goals, and after scoring a wonderful solo goal in the 3-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur in October, there was even talk that the England Under-21 international was a candidate for Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad.’
Ravel Morrison has now today (28 September 2016) Tweeted the following:
no 1 listened to a word I said
— ravel morrison (@morrisonravel) September 28, 2016