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West Ham United To Wear Squad Numbers On Shirts

west ham united West Ham United To Wear Squad Numbers On Shirts

West Ham United’s shirt fiasco is far from over. The east London club has received permission from the Premier League to feature squad numbers on the front of their shirts beginning with tomorrow’s game at home against Newcastle United.

After their sponsor XL Holidays went bankrupt, West Ham had patches sewn on the front of their shirts over the XL name for last week’s game against West Bromwich Albion.

west ham fantasy football West Ham United To Wear Squad Numbers On ShirtsIn time for tomorrow’s home game against Newcastle, West Ham have removed the XL name from the stadium too for Gianfranco Zola’s first match in charge of the Hammers.

Even the Premier League has gotten in the act. They’ve removed the XL Holidays name from the West Ham shirts in their Fantasy Premier League game (see picture).

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3 Responses to West Ham United To Wear Squad Numbers On Shirts

  1. AceCowboy says:

    Who has Julien Faubert on their fantasy side? Weak sauce.

  2. Raatzie says:


    / shows self out.

  3. Panda says:

    they should do it MLS style…print West Ham United in front

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