Forever Blowing Bubbles
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Show your love for the Hammers while remembering the last match at their former ground.
Though the glory days have frequently seemed long ago in East London, passion for the Irons still remains deep. And that passion was on full display in May of 2016 when the Hammers played their final match at the 114-year-old Boleyn Ground. Hosting traditional rivals Manchester United — who were themselves fighting for the final English Champions League place — the occasion was lively even before kickoff. The Red Devils’ arrival was delayed by the Hammer faithful impeding their route and they got off to a slow start as a result. Diafra Sahko opened the scoring for the hosts in the 10th minute and they should have been up by more at the break. The visitors capitalized early in the second half, with Anthony Martial striking twice in a 20 minutes span. But Upton Park had one last dose of magic in her, as Michail Antonio and Winston Reid struck twice in the closing quarter-hour to close out a memorable stadium’s history.
The match side incorporates the blowing bubbles sung about and blown at each of the Irons’ home kickoffs. The reverse design incorporates a pinstripe design inspired by the club’s frequent use of the style in their kits throughout their history.