West Ham’s move to the Olympic Stadium in 2016 has been shrouded in controversy from the very beginning.

The Hammers faithful were sceptical, while fellow Londoners Tottenham and Leyton Orient tried their hardest to get a piece of the pie.

And now, with West Ham planning extensively for their big move away from the Boleyn Ground, there are a number of changes co-chairmen David Gold and David Sullivan are trying to put in place.

And the biggest one of them all is a re-design of the club’s crest. The initial idea was welcomed by a large section of West Ham fans who, despite recognising the historic values behind the club’s crest, understood the reasons behind a re-design ahead of a new and potential exciting era in the Olympic Stadium.

But that’s where the enthusiasm ends. The club released their design last week and the feedback from fans was negative as they rejected the plans.

As a result, you’d have expected the club to go back to the drawing board and try something else in order to appease the fans that are longing to be pleased after a difficult 12 months under Sam Allardyce.

That’s where you’re wrong. Instead, West Ham announced today that an online poll proved a 77% vote in FAVOUR of their proposed crest design and that the club will now press ahead with implementing it as of the club’s first season in Stratford in two seasons’ time.

And, as you can imagine, the Hammers fans are furious, with many suggesting the club are lying to them about the statistics found in the poll and that they are ignoring their calls for a redesign.

Here’s how Twitter reacted…

West Ham new crest

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  • Kwestbank
    5 months ago

    Think a relation who may be in need of a quick 100k was used as the alleged designer.
    Bland, bland, bland no feeling to identify with

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  • Shaun_coyi
    5 months ago

    I get the new home and away kits every season for me and my 6 year old, but when/if the badge changes then that will be no more. Mr Sullivan and mr gold can do one. they going to pay for all the die hard hammers fans who have the crest tattoo’d on there body’s, I think NOT

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  • Northern Hammer
    5 months ago

    So many armchair fans who like to complain about anything (getting up for a beer “the fridge is sooo far away”)… it was a vote by Season ticket holders/Members… that may be why?

    Best of all is the one on DG’s twitter page.. i actually really like that… watch the team.. support the team… stop crying in front of Yids and caravan dwellers…

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    • Dave
      5 months ago

      Design reminds me when Ford changed their logo to a more modern design and several years latter changed back.
      I tried to vote against but failed

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  • TRB
    5 months ago

    I don’t know anyone that likes this trashy design.

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  • DeanK
    5 months ago

    I’m one of the 77% and am happy with the new crest. It is more like our first crest when the club was formed. The original crest never had the castle so don’t really see what all the fuss is about

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  • DeanK
    5 months ago

    Anybody talking about our identity and history should know the original crest was two crossed hammers with no castle. It is more like our original crest than anything I have ever know. My tattoos haven’t got the castle and I like the new crest. I know quite a few people who feel the same.

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    • OllyWhu
      5 months ago

      I don’t know anybody that feels the same, i don’t think the lack of castle is the major issue by any means. It’s the pathetic design that they say has been chosen. Just look on KUMB for 2 seconds and you see a host of better crafted, better thought through designs. This looks like American garbage and is very similar to Everton’s awful new crest. It’s childish, crass and cheap looking.

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    John Lansley
    5 months ago

    could anybody tell me the connection with the crest and HMS.WARRIOR.as a overseas fan i feel that the new badge is modern but i would have liked a reference to the os.on it.the castle are of a bygone age.lets move on and concertrate on our football.

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    • KJ
      5 months ago

      HMS Warrior was built by Thames Ironworks

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  • G
    5 months ago

    Think it looks good. Things are finally looking up for us hammers. You’ll always get those scared of change, but those who don’t evolve, die, and we are evolving both on and off the pitch.
    I am a very happy season ticket holders and can’t wait for the season.

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  • Gary
    5 months ago

    I think that the west ham crest should stay as it is, just ad London under west ham united,Gary a loyal west ham fan, west ham untill i die COYI .

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    John West
    5 months ago

    I think some of our supporters need to get a life.

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