The best jokes as Romanian side Astra knock West Ham out of the Europa League

Romanian side Astra Giurgiu send West Ham out of the Europa League in the third qualifying round.

Manager Slaven Bilić won't be laughing at the jokes as West Ham are knocked out of the Europa League by Astra
GLUM: Bilić (Image: Рыбакова Елена)

These are the best jokes as West Ham are knocked out of the Europa League in the third qualifying round following a 2-1 defeat to Romanian side Astra Giurgiu.

The Hammers finished their brief continental stint with a 4-3 loss on aggregate before the Premier League season has even started.

Although it may prove to be a blessing in disguise, leaving the club able to fully focus on domestic competition, many were left disappointed as manager Slaven Bilić chose to field a weakened team ahead of their opener against Arsenal on Saturday.

As the Fair Play League qualifiers exit the Europa League, don’t miss the best jokes from West Ham’s 2-1 defeat to Astra:

The shock of West Ham losing to this Romanian side is Astra-nomical.

— Benjamin Willszai (@BenjaminWillsSJ) August 6, 2015

POLL TIME Who would you rather have start up front for West Ham? Fav – Modibo Maiga Rt – My 87 year old nan pic.twitter.com/GZ6L2ld5bJ

— Chris Kermeen (@ChrisKermeen) August 6, 2015

You might be angry now, but you'll be much happier on Sunday when West Ham now only lose by three instead of four #fortunesalwayshiding

— Dan Silver (@dansilver_) August 6, 2015

West Ham have the same amount of red cards as they do Europa League wins

— Jake. (@YedIin) August 6, 2015

West Ham out of Europe before the season's started? Fair Play.

— Daniel Alston (@efc_danalston) August 6, 2015

It's a shame West Ham weren't MOORE prepared for European football.

— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale22) August 6, 2015

RT @Nigel_Farage I would like to congratulate West Ham on managing to get out of Europe so efficiently and quickly. Inspirational.

— e (@ebbp) August 6, 2015

West Ham having more trouble with that Astra than Richard Hammond when he tried to handbrake turn one into an iron fence

— campbell (@acampbell68) August 6, 2015

I've had wanks that have lasted longer than West Ham's "European Tour" https://t.co/iHjgreZCnb

— Spurs Views (@SpursViews_) August 6, 2015

David Gold "West Ham are in it to win it" pic.twitter.com/CG9avxMgWP

— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) August 6, 2015

West Ham fans that are arsed must've forgot that we only qualified thanks to being that kid in school who's mates with the dinner ladies.

— Sam Diss (@SamDiss) August 6, 2015

Don't think West Ham are gonna be selling many of these! #COYI #whufc pic.twitter.com/4cuLteJjpT

— Michael richards (@quietmichael) August 6, 2015

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