Former West Ham United centre-back Tomas Repka has been jailed for 15 months, and Hammers fans have been having their say.
Repka has been sentenced to a prison term for fraud in his native Czech Republic after he sold a woman a Mercedes-Benz that turned out to be a rental vehicle, which he didn’t even own.
This is not the first time that the former club record signing, at £5.5million, has been sentenced for jail time, either, as “Red Card Repka” was sent down for six months last year for revenge porn when he posted indecent images of his ex-wife online, advertising her as an escort.
That charge, however, was reduced to a community order, and Repka has already appealed the initial sentencing for his fraud charge.
As a player, Repka earned his bad-boy reputation after he saw red on his debut for two bookable offences, having moved to East London from Serie A side Fiorentina in 2001.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, the former Czech Republic international was given his marching orders again in his third match in Claret and Blue, which swiftly earned the one-time Italian Cup winner a reputation for his disciplinary record.
Now that he’s been sentenced to 15 months in jail, fans have been having their say…
Haha the man behind our £100m spending. He was one of my favourite players at one
— Dan Lawless ⚒ (@TheLawless) February 7, 2019
— Steve Conway (@stevecon88) February 7, 2019
Damn! He was a nutter tbh I remember him trying to start on us over Upton Park when I was about 11…we did run to tunnel and abuse him after we lost… I was low key scared
— Lucy Andrews (@LucyAndrews88) February 7, 2019
Super Tomas Repka!!
— Steven Osmond (@Osmond89) February 7, 2019
— Dabe1971 (@dabe1971) February 7, 2019
The West Ham Way
— Cartlon Cole (@_CarltonCole9) February 7, 2019
— Tom Murphy (@TommyMurphwhu) February 7, 2019
— CWT WHUFC 85 (@WHUFCRAIG008) February 7, 2019
Greatest debut ever
— Stormy Weather (@StormforceWHU) February 7, 2019
Tomas The Hitman Repka
— ⚒Imran⚒ (@imran484_khan) February 7, 2019