The Welshman said an emotional farewell to the Hammers faithful as he bowed out after a two-minute appearance during the final day 3-1 victory over Everton in the 2017/18 campaign.
That was to be Collins’ 214th and final appearance in claret and blue as a rather farcical parting of ways followed.
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The unamicable departure left a bad taste in the mouth of both player and supports alike, given the service the dominant centre-back had afforded the east Londoners.
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‘Ginge’ epitomised what it meant to play for West Ham at times.
A committed performer who always wore his heart on his sleeve.
Collins will always be fondly remembered for his playing days by West Ham fans.