West Ham women’s match canceled in response to fan outcry
West Ham United has canceled a match between its women’s team and an All-Star team after fans called for the move on social media, the club announced Wednesday.
In an official statement, West Ham said that it responded to direct comments from fans, a poll conducted by the team and social media when making the decision to have the men’s win over Manchester United be the last match played at Upton Park.
Next season, the club will move to Olympic Stadium at Stratford after 112 years at the Bolelyn Ground.
The poll on West Ham’s website actually finished with results in favor of the women’s game being held, with 52% of the 12,000 voters saying it should be played.
Stephen Hunt, West Ham’ joint-chairman for the women’s team, said that the club will look to make up for the cancelation in the future.
“Obviously the Ladies are disappointed but myself and [co-chairman] Jack Sullivan will get together over the summer to see what else we can do in the future,” he said.