The Nigerian midfielder got into a disagreement with goalkeeper Ward during the first half of their away loss at Brighton on Sunday
Leicester City fans are in unison in their support for Wilfred Ndidi following the midfielder’s altercation with goalkeeper Danny Ward in their 5-2 defeat to Brighton at the weekend.
Ndidi and Ward did not cover themselves in glory as Leicester City suffered their fifth loss in six league games at the American Express Community Stadium.
Both LCFC players were in each other’s faces in the 28th minute of the encounter after a mistake nearly gifted Danny Welbeck a goal.
With Leicester already trailing 2-1, under-pressure Ndidi sent a simple pass to Ward, expecting his goalkeeper to smash it out of danger.
But the Wales international’s poor first touch allowed Welbeck to steal in, rob him of the ball and send an effort narrowly off target.
Ward, however, was angry with Ndidi’s pass, and both Leicester players exchanged hot words with a disappointed manager Brendan Rodgers watching on the sidelines.
Several Leicester City fans, though, believe Ward was at fault for the error and not Ndidi.
Watching the clip of the incident posted on Twitter, a section of the Foxes’ fanbase is convinced the goalkeeper is one reason the team is struggling this season.
Wilfred Ndidi made a very easy and comfortable pass that any goalkeeper should be able to control. Wilf is not at fault at all here. pic.twitter.com/hcxKKF0MGJ— Dez ⚽️ (@dezfootie) September 5, 2022
This is the most innocuous backpass. If anything, he’s done the keeper a favour by hitting it hard enough to smash it upfield before the pressure arrives.— hatstand pincer-movement (@fox_milder) September 5, 2022
Idek who that Keeper is but he was ALL OVER THE PLACE against United too. He was atrocious in first phase build up and would make bad calls virtually at every turn.— Dafdaf (@MadridistaDave) September 5, 2022
Seeing this from Ward cements his spot on the bench for me. Give Iversen a chance ffs.— Lcfc Jayy (@JayyLcfc) September 6, 2022
The keeper isn't comfortable with His foot— August Stanislaus (@AugustStanisla1) September 6, 2022
Players like that are the ones to make mistake and then want to blame you for it, imagine him telling ndidi to fuck off smh.— Randy (@ighalorandy) September 5, 2022
Hediot just kick the ball out, if they had scored that goal that's how he will put it on ndidi
Ward has not looked assured since replacing Schmeichel. In all the matches he has played so far, he looks jilted.— Uche (@The_UcHandsome) September 5, 2022
While Ndidi has been an integral part of the Leicester City set-up for several years, Ward had, before this season, played second fiddle to Kasper Schmeichel since joining the Foxes from Liverpool in 2018.
The 29-year-old made only one Premier League appearance in four years before his promotion to number one after Schmeichel left for France this summer.
Ward is yet to keep a clean sheet in six games, with Leicester surprisingly sitting at the foot of the league table without a win so far.