West Ham United fans have been left fuming over a club update announcing that a new claret pitch will be installed at the London Stadium this week.
A green cover has cloaked the running track that runs around the outside of the pitch since the opening of the ground in 2016.
However, a claret surface will be installed soon, with club branding featured on the colouring.
The club claim to have funnelled significant investment into the pitch, but fans have not been won over.
Karren Brady, the club’s vice-chairman, claims the news is “wonderful” for supporters.
But they have piled in on the club’s announcement, insisting that there has to be an investment in the playing squad if the club are to progress on the field.
Others unsurprisingly reacted with sarcasm to the update, particularly with West Ham currently hovering around mid-table under manager Manuel Pellegrini.
Take a look at the best of the reaction below!
What a signing! Hope he scores a lot of goals! Welcome ⚒⚒⚒
— Samzini⚒ (@Samcam06) April 13, 2019
That’s great news. Once it’s done, can you knock the stadium down and build a proper one.
— Neil (@KidA________) April 13, 2019
Covering up the running track with a carpet that is a similar colour to the running track. I love this club.
— Hammers Chat (@hammers_chat) April 13, 2019
— Gregg Robson ⚒ (@TIFC1895) April 13, 2019
Pitch surround on the cheap again. Personally I’d have gone for wooden flooring, carpet will smell when it gets wet ?
— Terry Adams (@hammertel78) April 13, 2019
Wicked! A carpet that looks like a running track!????
— Steve ⚒? (@SrHack123) April 13, 2019
— Angry Bilic (@AngryBilic) April 13, 2019
This is so trivial it’s not even worth talking about. #fakenews
— josh ballard (@joshyballard) April 13, 2019