Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that he has seized control of the London Stadium after discovering that it will lose £24million this year, and West Ham fans responded in a humorous manner.
Khan revealed that he has published an independent review into the running of the London Stadium and that several errors have left taxpayers with an unacceptable bill.
The Mayor referred to the agreement with West Ham as one that was accepted on “incorrect financial estimates” and Khan has vowed to renegotiate the deal.
Fans had their own ideas on social media, as one fan one jokingly posed the question asking whether it was “too late to rebuild Upton Park?”, while another was hoping the club got kicked out, the owners left and a billionaire takes over so a “proper football stadium” could be built.
So far this season, the Hammers have only won three home games which had led to them languishing in 18th spot in the Premier League.
West Ham have 10 points, leaving them two points adrift of safety, ahead of them playing undefeated league leaders Manchester City on Saturday.
The Hammers then face a further tough two games in the league, as they host both Chelsea and Arsenal at the London Stadium in the coming weeks.
Here are the best tweets from West Ham fans on hearing the news about the London Stadium:
I hope there's a LOT of people squirming today about this London Stadium nonsense. Is it too late to rebuild Upton Park?
— Dave Nash (@davenash77) December 1, 2017
David Sullivan when he realises the London stadium is gonna cost him some dosh pic.twitter.com/DHtmWEnJvz
— Jack Spillman (@JackSpillman) December 1, 2017
Ideal scenario….West Ham get kicked out of London Stadium. Owners realise how tight they are and sell up….billionaire takes over….builds a proper football stadium and the rest follows #COYI
— 父 Steve 父 (@steve_whufc7) December 1, 2017
Oh wonderful now West Ham are being forced by the Mayor of London to renegotiate the deal for the London Stadium. When it rains it pours! No doubt be the latest excuse not to spend money in the transfer market. #whufc
— Jason Inge (@jasoninge) December 1, 2017
I am so happy that the London Stadium isn't representing value for money for not only West Ham fans but every single tax payer
— JD (@djuaicgknan) December 1, 2017
@ExWHUemployee what’s the truth behind news on sky sports that we could loose rights to the London stadium due to financial crisis. Soon to have no premier league football and no stadium ⚒
— Steve Shipp ⚒ (@Shippy_Whu) December 1, 2017
In other West Ham news, Moyes has revealed what is to blame for the defeat at Everton.