A West Ham fan tries to ‘give it large’ to a supporter of the opposition whilst crying eyes out during a tribute made to the Queen.
Footage has gone viral, showing the exact moment before kick off as the players stood in the centre circle paying respect.
The BT Sport camera suddenly pans to those in the stands, belting out the national anthem ‘God Save The Queen’, but of all the moments, a young adult Hammers supporter raises his fist into the air and started to gesticulate before sticking his finger up, all whilst balling his eyes out because of the touching moment taking place around him. See the footage for yourself below…
Giving it large whilst crying 😭 pic.twitter.com/ZycJJjJWdI
— Spenny (@Spenny_WHU) September 8, 2022
The scenes that took place before the game was one fans across the country loved seeing, and was one they hoped could do something similar when attending their own team’s matches this weekend.
However, the government said it was down to the FA and leagues to decide whether games went ahead on a weekend the nation goes into mourning.
The final decision was confirmed Friday lunchtime, all English, Welsh and Northern Irish football and professional Scottish football has been postponed this weekend as a mark of respect.
Ten Premier League and six Scottish Premiership fixtures were scheduled.
EFL games were due to take place on Friday and Saturday, with six Women’s Super League fixtures – the first of the season – on Saturday and Sunday.
The National League, FA Trophy and grassroots football is also off.
Friday’s play at golf’s PGA Championship was postponed, along with all British horse racing and cricket’s Test between England and South Africa.
British horse racing will return on Sunday, with rugby union’s Premiership season beginning on Saturday after two fixtures on Friday were postponed.
British Boxing Board of Control tournaments are postponed on Friday, with a decision yet to be made on the world boxing title fight between Savannah Marshall and Claressa Shields.
Sunday’s Great North Run will go ahead as planned, with organisers saying it is “an opportunity to come together and express our condolences while celebrating the life of our extraordinary Queen” and that the event would be “more subdued out of respect”.
Government guidance for the day of the funeral also advised that cancellation was not obligatory, but suggested events could be rescheduled so that they do not clash with the timings of the service.
The matches at West Ham and Man Utd were the last games to be played in England for a number of days.
West Ham overturned a first-half deficit to win 3-1 against FCSB as goals from Jarrod Bowen, Emerson Palmieri and Michail Antonio proved decisive.
Andrei Cordea opened the scoring in 34th-minute, applying a slick finish to Darius Olaru’s low cross at the back post before second-half substitute Bowen reduced arrears from the penalty spot in the 65th minute after Stefan Tarnovanu’s clumsy challenge on Maxwel Cornet, before Emerson put the Hammers in front.
Antonio rounded off the scoring seconds into stoppage time to secure victory for David Moyes’ side, a great start to the group stage.
The same couldn’t be said for Man Utd as Brais Mendez’s penalty saw Real Sociedad win 1-0 win at Old Trafford in the Europa League.
The game’s only goal came on the 59th minute in controversial circumstances with Lisandro Martinez, introduced as a half-time substitute, deemed to have handled the ball in the box as he blocked a close-range David Silva shot, despite the midfielder’s effort deflecting off the Argentine’s thigh first.
Italian referee Marco Di Bello immediately awarded a penalty and after being checked by VAR, his decision stood and Brais Mendez stepped up to give Sociedad the lead.
Paying tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at London Stadium tonight. pic.twitter.com/Ef2jE50h0S
— West Ham United (@WestHam) September 8, 2022
Social media users gave their reaction as a West Ham fan tries to ‘give it large’ whilst crying his eyes out during a tribute to the Queen…
@adamN2401: Hahaha West Ham fans are brilliant
@MrNbdy101: It’s what her majesty would’ve wanted 😂😂😂😂😂😂 Hilarious
@NotoriousBV: That’s what footballs all about man
@TyCrowther33: Stopppppppp 😂
@Spurs_IMO: Christ alive 🤣
@The__Bakerman: The late Queen Elizabeth would have smiled at this you just know she would have 👍
@CalEndeanCoyle: Fucking quality 😂😂😂
@leogowing23: I have never been more proud of an individual
@eugeneh84: This is the most West Ham thing i’ve ever seen
@CockOnBallStory: Fitting tribute to the Queen. Stiff upper wrist and all that
@RikkiGregory_: No matter the circumstances, make time to call the opposition tossers ✅ ⚒
@whujosep2: When your team is 3-0 down and the is the opposition team chanting “who are ya”