It’s no secret that West Ham fans are growing frustrated with the lack of signings this season. They are the only team that hasn’t made any new additions to their first team squad, despite selling Declan Rice for £105m. Even pizza chain Domino’s couldn’t resist taking a dig at their lack of transfer business.
On Twitter, Domino’s posted, “Just had West Ham come in again… and not buy anything.” However, Hammers fans didn’t hesitate to respond. One fan wrote, “West Ham do hate overpaying,” poking fun at the price of a pizza. Another fan chimed in, “Always preferred Papa Johns anyway.” And a third fan joked, “Did we offer to pay for a pizza in installments?”
West Ham has shown interest in Premier League stars such as Manchester United’s Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay, Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse, and Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher this summer. However, their attempts to sign these players were unsuccessful as clubs placed hefty price tags on them. West Ham’s £20m bid for Maguire was rejected, McTominay had a £40m price tag, Gallagher was valued at £50m, and their final £30m offer for Ward-Prowse was turned down.
But perhaps the most telling move of West Ham’s transfer window was their failed attempt to sign Manchester City youngster Carlos Borges. West Ham had offered £14m for the star, but Ajax swooped in, hijacked the move, and offered £17m, leading Borges to have his medical in the Netherlands. This has led to West Ham’s bosses being branded as incompetent.
TalkSPORT Transfer Insider co-host Rory Jennings criticized West Ham’s management, ownership, and direction, saying, “This is a perfect example of terrible management… They’re constantly getting things wrong… At what point does this become incompetence?”
In the midst of all this, talkSPORT has launched a new match center where fans can stay updated with the latest football fixtures, results, and standings. The match center provides information on Premier League fixtures, the Premier League table, all fixtures and results, and all league tables.
So, while West Ham fans continue to express their frustration, it remains to be seen if the club will make any significant signings before the transfer window closes.
Domino’s Pizza took to social media this week to poke fun at their rivals West Ham United, the soccer team located in London, England. However, West Ham fans were having none of it, and responded with their own jokes and witty comments – making for an online discussion that has captured the attention of many.
The saga began when Domino’s, a global pizza delivery company, posted a tweet that seemingly was aimed at the West Ham team. The tweet featured an image of Graziano Pelle, a professional football player formerly with the West Ham team, along with the text: “It appears that Graziano Pelle has joined us at Domino’s…”.
The tweet certainly got West Ham fans talking, with most of them posting witty replies that were both funny and sarcastic. There were tweets of disbelief that Graziano had been signed to the pizza chain, as well as tweets of appreciation for the pizza chain’s attempt at humor. West Ham supporters’ replies to the tweet quickly turned into a lighthearted online battle between the soccer team’s fans and Domino’s.
Despite the Domino’s tweet being tongue-in-cheek, it seems to have struck a nerve with West Ham fans. After all, news broke in the summer that the club were in talks with Pelle, and it appears that nothing came of it. It may have been a missed opportunity for the team – and a missed opportunity for fans to see the Italian forward taking the pitch in a West Ham jersey.
Nevertheless, fans from both West Ham and Domino’s appear to have enjoyed the digital back-and-forth, which shows just how powerful and impactful social media can be today. All-in-all, it was a great viral moment that has been enjoyed and shared all over the world.