Loved you at West Ham: Irons fans react as Matt Taylor announces his retirement

West Ham United fans have been showing the love for ex-player Matthew Taylor on Tuesday as he announced his retirement from playing at the end of the season.

The 37-year-old took to Twitter early in the morning to tell the football world about the news and the reaction has been emotional, especially from Hammers.

Taylor enjoyed a significant part of his long and fruitful career in east London, first hooking up with then manager and close friend Sam Allardyce at Upton Park in summer 2011.

Later that season, he helped the club to first-time promotion back to the Premier League, notching an assist in the play-off final win over Blackpool.

It’s that massive assist that some supporters are reminiscing so fondly about in the wake of the news, as well as his general role in the successful 2011/2012 campaign and his famous left foot, with one also stating “Loved you at West Ham, good luck,” summing up the vibes.

Here’s the pick of the West Ham fan reaction Tweets to Taylor’s landmark Twitter post…