Peter Odemwingie was today facing fresh punishment after launching another Twitter tirade against West Brom in which he told a fan he wants to be sacked.
The Nigeria international is again on collision course with chairman Jeremy Peace after he responded to criticism from a supporter on the social networking site with a lengthy rant.
Odemwingie appeared to break into a family holiday abroad to hit back at fans and aim a new set of accusations at the club and colleagues at The Hawthorns.
He criticised the decision to keep him on the substitutes’ bench since his January fall-out with the club, again insisted the Baggies knew about his deadline-day drive to Queens Park Rangers and appeared to accuse colleagues of holding meetings about him behind his back.
And when one fan told Odemwingie “you should be sacked,” the 32-year-old replied, saying “that’s my wish.”
The tweets yesterday afternoon are certain to trigger fresh action by the club after Peace claimed in a statement in February that Odemwingie had “promised to comply with all club regulations moving forward.”
Club rules include guidelines on the use of social media and Odemwingie is thought to have been fined two weeks’ wages – around £80,000 – for his actions in January.
Bizarrely, the latest rant appeared to be triggered when Odemwingie ‘retweeted’ the motto “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
When a fan suggested he was motivated by money, the Baggies’ all-time leading Premier League goalscorer hit back, saying: “If you followed closely our manager’s interviews during that period you will know it wasn’t about that.”
Odemwingie told the fan he had been approached about a new contract after the January spat.
And he later tweeted: “Keeping me on the bench now is worst than what they did on the 31st.
“If they like they shouldn’t even give me 10 mins to play. Threatening to ruin my career? Career I closed already last summer? No harm to me.”
Odemwingie has not started but has made four substitute appearances since January.