Some West Ham fans have reacted jubilantly to a Twitter post from David Gold.
The Hammers co-owner took to the social networking site this afternoon to confirm that planning approval has been confirmed for the installation of a new statue at London Stadium honouring Bobby Moore, Sir Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters.
Gold is far from popular amongst the West Ham fans.
But this move from the club will go a long way to easing tensions between the board and the London Stadium faithful.
Some Hammers fans reacted to Gold’s post on Twitter:
Moore, Hurst and Peters are real West Ham legends.
They made more than 1,500 appearances for the Hammers between them. The trio all played key roles in England’s 1966 World Cup win. They really are not just legends at West Ham, but legends in the game as a whole.
And it is about time that they were honoured with a statue at the London Stadium.
A statue had already been erected in honour of the famous West Ham and England heroes at Upton Park.
It now seems that the same will be done at the Hammers’ new home…finally. It’s about time. But it is never too late to remember and honour our heroes.
Bobby, Geoff and Martin, you are so very deserving of it.