West Ham offer free tickets to young fan left in tears by FA Cup trouncing

Posted by Chris Wright

West Ham have seen fit to launch a search via their official website for the young Hammers fan who was caught on camera having been reduced to tears by his club's pitiful performance in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon.

Television cameras caught the wee mite sobbing uncontrollably into his father's coat during the first-half of West Ham's utterly passive 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Championship side Nottingham Forest and now the club are hoping to track the heartbroken child down and subject him to yet more tearful torture by offering him complimentary VIP match tickets to a future game by way of apology.

"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," a statement on the West Ham site read.

"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.

"If this is you, or you know who this is, kindly contact us so that suitable arrangements can be made."

A good-willed gesture we're quite certain, but something tells us that the last thing the poor little lad needs right now is more West Ham!


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