hammers' cup of tears
West Ham have offered one of their supporters the chance to watch a game in the directors' box at Upton Park after he was filmed crying at Nottingham Forest.
TV cameras picked out a young fan who had burst into tears as the Hammers fell 3-0 down in their FA Cup third-round clash at the City Ground, which finished 5-0. West Ham play Manchester City in a League Cup semi-final first leg tomorrow with only 14 fit first-teamers available.
"Sunday afternoon's defeat at Nottingham Forest was tough for all to take, but particularly for one tearful young man in the away end," a statement on the club's official website read.
"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."