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Fans get shirty after West Ham drop Bobby Moore Fund from junior kits

Followers get shirty after West Ham drop Bobby Moore Fund from junior kits


West Ham have provoked anger amongst followers by eradicating the Bobby Moore Fund from their junior reproduction shirts.

For the previous three years the brand of the Bobby Moore Fund, which raises funds for analysis into bowel most cancers in reminiscence of England and West Ham’s World Cup-winnng captain, has adorned the membership’s boys’ and women’ shirts.

However the claret and blue shirts for 2011-12, priced from £29.99, now say ‘Perpetually United’ and present a brand of the Olympic Stadium. The Championship membership have been named as the popular bidders for the Olympic Stadium in February.

Earlier than and after: The outdated West Ham junior equipment (left) and the brand new shirt (proper), minus Bobby Moore Fund brand

Fan Ian Morgan wrote on Twitter: ‘Final 12 months they dropped the Bobby Moore Cup for (the) Sbobet Cup – disrespectful to our biggest participant and a terrific trigger.’

The membership’s ‘formal three-year partnership’ with the Bobby Moore Fund led to July, however West Ham insist the charity will proceed to play a ‘distinguished function’ in its future.

A West Ham assertion mentioned: ‘The membership’s standing together with Newham Council as beneficial most popular bidder for the Olympic Stadium will imply heightened publicity for all related with West Ham United – specifically, from a charitable perspective, the Bobby Moore Fund and the Richard Home Youngsters’s Hospice in Beckton.

New residence: West Ham are as a result of transfer into the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Video games

‘Along with huge public and media consciousness, the membership has generated important funds, with supporters digging deep time and time once more as properly to offer generously to such a worthy trigger.

‘BMF-branded merchandise has additionally made an affect with the membership donating greater than £34,000 in royalties, and the membership and Fund will proceed to liaise on industrial and advertising and marketing alternatives to the good thing about all.’ 


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