Football's Cult Heroes / Episode five: Dimitri Payet

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The 2015/16 season was West Ham's chance to give their famous Boleyn Ground the perfect send-off after 112 years.

A special player was needed to help to do just that.

Enter Dimitri Payet.

Football’s Cult Heroes explores Payet’s journey from Reunion Island to France, how he transformed mid-table West Ham into Champions League contenders and his infamous exit.

This is the story of one of the most talented players to grace West Ham and how his legacy still remains conflicted to this day - told by the team-mates, journalists and fans that were there.

Contributions from Tom Williams, Chris Scull, Darren Randolph, Julian Dicks, Matty Lawless, Geo Mackie and Gonzo.

Interviews conducted in 2020 and 2021 in accordance with UK coronavirus restrictions.