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Celebrity West Ham United fan Kriss Akabusi has made a controversial suggestion about the club’s anthem.

West Ham are on their third manager in as many seasons at the London Stadium.

The move to Stratford has not worked out so far.

And the signs are not good for the latest incumbent Manuel Pellegrini after he lost his first four Premier League games in charge.

New season, new manager, new players, same old West Ham?

The Hammers also face a daunting fixture list over the next month which threatens to pile on the pressure.

Pellegrini is now odds on with bookmakers to be sacked.

The vultures are circling and the dark clouds moving in above the London Stadium already.

It is an all too familiar tale for Hammers fans.

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Bubbles cursed?

They are the only ones to have stepped up to the promised ‘next level’ since the stadium move, selling out 52,000 season tickets for three consecutive years, second only to the mighty Manchester United.

The club’s predicament has fans tearing their hair out.

And it is clearly getting to some more than others.

Celebrity West Ham fan and former Great British athletics legend Kriss Akabusi has sparked controversy by suggesting on Twitter that the Hammers should ditch their ‘cursed’ historic club anthem ‘Bubbles’.

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‘Would you speak this over your babies?’

“Serious question have you ever considered that the has got to go?,” Akabusi said on Twitter.

“I think (sacrilege I know) that the song is a curse over the team and environs, “just like my dreams they fade and die, fortunes always hiding…” would you speak this over your babies? Come on you Irons.”


It is fair to say Akabusi’s comment did not go down well with his fellow West Ham fans.

Here are a selection of tweets from the backlash including from legendary striker David Cross and former photographer Steve Bacon.

Akabusi sparks fan backlash

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