West Ham United are celebrating 122 years of existence today, so as expected, the club put together some social media pieces to celebrate.
The Hammers took a trip down memory lane from when the club was founded on June 29, 1985.
A video was posted on the club’s official Twitter feed documenting the club’s progress through the years, but it was not warmly welcomed by every supporter.
Founded 29 June, 1895.
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) June 29, 2017
Some enjoyed the sentiment, but the majority criticised the club for their recent failings.
For some time now, pockets of fans have been unhappy with co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan, in particular their transfer business.
Many were also angry that the club departed the Boleyn Ground to move into the London Stadium, which is much bigger and more modern, but has been accused of lacking atmosphere.
After the club took to Twitter to celebrate West Ham’s birthday, the fans pounced and brought heavy criticism with them.
Died 10 May, 2016.
— josh(ua) (@hxrdy_) June 29, 2017
Died 2016 moving to a soul less money making machine called The London Stadium
— Phil Ruggiero (@benit019546) June 29, 2017
Destroyed in 2016
— Aaron (@tintedmemories) June 29, 2017
Watching that seemed like they attempted to ignore the Boleyn Ground as much ws possible
— Robert ⚒️ (@FinallyOxford) June 29, 2017
Feels like we haven't signed a striker since then.
— The East End View ⚒ (@TheEastEndView) June 29, 2017
How about you treat yourself to a few players for a birthday present?
— ㅤ (@ClarxtAndBlue) June 29, 2017
— Chadstacca (@Chadstacca) June 29, 2017
I'm going to be 122 years old by the time we sign a prolific striker
— Georgie Clark (@MrGeorgieClark) June 29, 2017
Spend 122m and we might end up alright next season
— Craig Martin (@CraigMartin24) June 29, 2017