Football fans have hit out at West Ham and vice-chairman Karren Brady after the club offered to replace Dimitri Payet shirts for a £25 fee.
And seemingly believing they were going out of their way for their supporters, Brady tweeted to reveal that fans could take back their unwanted Payet shirts and purchase a different jersey at a reduced price.
Morning, bring back your Payet shirt to any of the club shops & you will get a new replacement for £25, full details on WHU web site today. https://t.co/i9BPrS6YG1— Lady Brady (@karren_brady) January 30, 2017
With adult shirts, minus printing, on West Ham's official club website currently on sale at £36.66, supporters would, in theory, make a saving of £11.66 if they decided to buy a new jersey to replace their Payet version.
But a number of supporters are not impressed with the gesture from the Hammers, believing they are ripping off their supporters and that they should even offer to change the shirt for free.
@karren_brady most clubs would replace them free of charge but you have to charge what a people's club you are.... All about the money.— Jason Conlan (@Woolyblue) January 30, 2017
@karren_brady Which will be out of date come the summer. Woman of the people you are Karen.— John Sterne (@sternejohn) January 30, 2017
@karren_brady surely they should be replaced for free— Liz EFC for life (@lizlong2003) January 30, 2017
@karren_brady buy a shirt with said players name on. Sell the player. Buy a new shirt at discounted price. West Ham are a horrible club.— Tom Huffinley (@TomHuffinley) January 30, 2017
West Ham face Manchester City at the London Stadium on Wednesday as they look to pick up their third league win on the bounce.
Indeed, the Irons have coped without Payet in their last two matches, although the Frenchman did feature as a second-half substitute in the 5-0 drubbing at the hands of City in the FA Cup on January 6.