West Ham defender burns critics with gnarly head bump photo

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James Collins got the last laugh on critics who suggested the veteran Welsh defender embellished a potential head injury.

The West Ham man looked to have handled the ball on Sunday against Swansea City, and quickly rubbed his head as if to take the focus off his faux pas.

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And an English postgame show questioned Collins’ integrity, only for the 32-year-old Hammer to use his camera to win the day.

From 101greatgoals.com:

Sky Sports pundit Niall Quinn suggested Collins was faking injury whilst the West Ham defender was also criticised on Match of the Day 2.

On Monday evening, Collins posted a picture and message on Instagram to put this furor to bed.

Here’s the photo. Collins gets the win by unanimous decision.