The already agitated West Ham supporters have found yet another reason in a very long, and ever-growing list to be enraged at their favourite club, the club hierarchy and everything associated with it.
A certain West Ham fan tweeted about finding a club employee wearing a Paris Saint-Germain jacket while working in the ticket office, and the audacity stirred up their agitation with the club even more.
It’s the little touches West Ham do that make renewing your season ticket such a special moment pic.twitter.com/mNVNmQp0wR— Paddy Hobbs (@Paddy_Hobbs) September 11, 2020
The East London outfit’s joint owners David Gold and David Sullivan, as well as vice-chairman Karren Brady have been subject to criticism from the club support for quite a while now due to the way that affairs are run in the football club.
In February 2020, hundreds of fans marched to the London Stadium as part of the #GSBOut campaign demanding new authority at the club and the entire club hierarchy to be overthrown.
While that might have been a thing of the past, things have not particularly looked bright for the hierarchy in recent weeks either.
West Ham have not been able to make significant signings this summer while their direct rivals are covering ground: and the fans are reportedly planning to protest against the club’s owners on the opening day of the season already, as the recent £18m sale of 22-year old promising prospect Grady Diangana to West Bromwich Albion has caused outrage amongst the fans.
Club captain Mark Noble has added to the complaints by saying that he was “gutted, angry and sad”, and it is safe to say that it echoes the common sentiment of the Hammers faithful in recent months.
Leading supporter organization Hammers United have vowed to hold another large-scale demonstration as soon as the law allows it, under newly installed public gathering rules due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ironically, David Moyes’ side kick their Premier League season off at home against Newcastle United, another club with a long history of highly criticized board members.
But regardless of their feelings towards the board, the fans would be hoping for a good display from the Hammers: while a hammering for them might dampen the board’s reputation amongst the fans even more.