Flocking to Twitter, many West Ham United fans have been left absolutely overjoyed after an official announcement by their club.
Following a weekend of non-football action with the Hammers’ match against Norwich City postponed due to the global pandemic, fans have had to improvise without the traditional weekend matchday routines.
The same goes for the West Ham team and the club’s staff, with the postponement actually creating an off-field dilemma or two behind the scenes.
David Moyes’ squad usually have a pre-match meal prepared before they take on their opponents, but after the announcement, the food intended to be used for the players and management was in danger of being wasted.
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Instead, as per an official club tweet, West Ham have decided to donate what would have been the squad’s pre-match meal to local charity Caritas Anchor House, actively working to support the homeless.
West Ham fans applaud…
After a generous donation by their club, it’s safe to say that many Irons supporters are proud of what their club have done.
Figures by Crisis (via The Big Issue) estimated that 200,000 people were experiencing core homelessness in England last year alone, and gestures like West Ham’s could gift a real help to those faced in that situation.
Taking this into account, it’s little wonder so many Hammers fans have erupted over the news on social media, with some giving credit to the club’s much-maligned owners over this “amazing” gesture.
Check out a flavour of their verdicts below:
“The owners actually do some good things”
“Brilliant West Ham, well done.”
“Well done. Maybe it’d be a nice idea for any food that has been prepared and unsold on a match day to be delivered to a local shelter instead of just being dumped.”
“Well done West Ham. More of this.xx”
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