West Tigers fans are furious with the club’s decision to cut skipper Robbie Farah due to salary cap issues.
The NRL club announced on Tuesday they were giving the NSW and Tigers star permission to negotiate with other NRL clubs for next season.
“Mate I will not be renewing my membership, can’t handle how the club is being run! A club legend deserves better than this!” said @LankyprawnBurns.
“That’s why they can shove membership. No communication with fans,” said @jasonk83.
Tigers halfback Tim Moltzen, who recently signed with the Manly Sea Eagles for 2016, shared his anger in a tweet.
“I’ve witnessed the blood, sweat & tears from @robbiefarah whilst wearing the jersey. Never has let down the emblem. Pity it doesn’t go both ways,” he said.
But Ex-NRL player Matthew Johns said this was an opportunity for the Tigers to enter a new era as a club, drawing upon similarities to when the Knights dropped him in 2000.
“I went through the same thing myself at the Knights. I was at the club for 10-11 years … I look back on it now and they made the right decision,” Johns said on The Triple M Grill Team.
“When they let me go they won the competition next year … this is about the Tigers starting a new era and at the same time relieving some of this salary cap problem.”
Early reports tip Farah to move to the South Sydney Rabbitohs to replace hooker Issac Luke, and where his brother Eddie Farah is head physio.