West Ham United announced on their official website on Tuesday that they had received an allocation of 4,800 tickets for the fourth round EFL Cup clash against London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley later this month, and Irons fans are not happy.
With a total capacity of 90,000 the Hammers would have been hopeful of getting a significant allocation for the trip to one of their arch-rivals, but the announcement went on to say that the top level of England’s national stadium won’t be open, capping the capacity to 50,835.
The east London outfit have been handed just below one-tenth of that amount for the travelling fans, as Slaven Bilic’s side will be looking to get revenge for the 3-2 home defeat they suffered against Spurs last month with a quarter-final spot up for grabs.
West Ham supporters were quick to have their say on the news via social media, and while some described it as “very disappointing”, others said the decision was “disgraceful”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Disgraceful allocation, we should be given a whole end seeings poor interest from Spurs fans will lead to loads of West Ham in their stands
— Andrew Reed (@reedy2310) October 3, 2017
What a joke allocation. Inevitable away fans in home end
— Steve Slater (@reuterssteves) October 3, 2017
— Sam (@samtwestham92) October 3, 2017
Only opening up 50,000 seats for a Spurs v West Ham game? Bizarre
— Del Boy (@nypdtarn) October 4, 2017
Rubbish allocation 👎
— William Hunt (@WilliamJ_Hunt) October 3, 2017
Very dissapointing allocation
— Create & Deliver (@OsOsman66) October 3, 2017
That’s a joke right 🤔😳😳
— Andy Wrate (@andy_wrate) October 3, 2017
Get another 2,000 tickets and maybe we can disgraceful allocation hope you lodge official complaint, doubt it though.
— John Rose ⚒ 𗂬 (@FullersLondon) October 3, 2017
Such a poor allocation
— Peter (@westhamlondon94) October 3, 2017