Ba refutes signature snub

BY foxsports • May 17, 2011

The West Ham striker, who moved to Upton Park during the January transfer window, clashed with a supporter at the Hammers' end-of-season dinner on Monday. It was alleged that Ba had upset the supporter by refusing to sign an autograph, claiming he was 'too tired'. A scuffle is then said to have broken out, with the police called to deal with the incident at the Grosvenor House Hotel. Ba, though, insists that he did not turn the autograph hunter away. Instead, he claims the supporter in question was determined to cause trouble from the moment he approached. The Senegal international wrote on his personal Twitter account: "I did sign the autograph. I never refuse to sign autograph to the fans. "He came to me saying he is tired to watch us play and was looking for confrontation."