Monday, January 06, 2014
Crying West Ham fan promised prime tickets after Cup exit
West Ham have offered one young supporter and his family the chance to watch a future match in the club's director's box after the fan was spotted crying by TV cameras during the Hammers' 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup third round.
Sam Allardyce's side suffered a deflating defeat away to the Championship outfit on Sunday and it was too much to take for some supporters.
A statement on West Ham's official website read: 'Sunday afternoon's defeat at Nottingham Forest was tough for all to take, but particularly for one tearful young man in the away end.
'Everyone at West Ham United shares this young man's disappointment and are grateful for the large numbers of fans that made the trip to the City Ground.'
'To show the Club's appreciation for the travelling Claret and Blue army, the Board, manager and captain would like to offer this young fan and his family a chance to watch an upcoming fixture at the Boleyn Ground from the Directors' Box.'