These were the best of the West Ham Europa League jokes as they fail to qualify for the group stage of the tournament after a 0-1 defeat to Romanian side Astra Giurgiu at the London Stadium.
Their first competitive loss at the new, partly taxpayer-funded venue could not have come at a worse time as a 1-2 loss on aggregate ensures the club are unable to deliver much-anticipated European football there this season.
As they crash out in the qualifying play-offs to Astra Giurgiu, with continued doubts about the stadium move, here are the best West Ham Europa League jokes:
West Ham are 1-0 down against AFC Astra but Costa should have been sent off.
— Conteholic (@Conteholic) August 25, 2016
West Ham losing to the geezers that built their new Stadium.
— Dodgy Dave (@davidelson_) August 25, 2016
The atmosphere at this stadium is a joke 😂 Astra making all the noise and I ain't talking about the 2 litre in the car park either #WHUAST
— James Muzza (@Original_Muzzy) August 25, 2016
@davidgold Strongest team, lost to a car engine.
— Saint Rhys (@RhysTheSaint) August 25, 2016
@Cfcaway I've had longer holidays in Europe
— Denzil…⚒ (@denzil72) August 25, 2016
West Ham have just been knocked out of the Europa league by Astra Giurgiu. If you don't know who they are, it's some small club from London.
— ️ (@GerardDeulofxu) August 25, 2016
@WestHamUtd Astra driving away with your Europa League place! VROOM VROOM!!!
— Travis Bickle (@AntonioContbae) August 25, 2016
Nothing more embarrassing than losing to a tinpot team in a Europa League qualifier. Thankfully for FC Astra, they didn't.
— Ollie Davis (@Ollie_Davis) August 25, 2016
Who's the bigger club?
RT – Club chocolate bar
Like – West Ham United pic.twitter.com/G5gMQ1GUxH
— Proudiola (@ProudieYT) August 25, 2016
When you think you're a big club but you fail to beat Romanian farmers in Europa league qualifiers pic.twitter.com/UV85AYL2wd
— Drëw (@FirminoSkill) August 25, 2016
Latest from the Europa League… pic.twitter.com/CqcEPBy4hs
— The Oatcake Fanzine (@oatcakescfc) August 25, 2016
We got to the Europa League knockouts with this pic.twitter.com/VynG7pRoNO
— Harry (@hecairns) August 25, 2016
I'm forever blowing Europa league qualifiers
— Michael (@CampoCFC) August 25, 2016
I witnessed West Ham lose 5-0 to forest and then 6-0 to City 3 days later but this is the most embarrassed I have been to support West Ham
— Cartlon Cole (@_CarltonCole9) August 25, 2016
I've been to Andorra, Slovenia & Romania supporting West Ham last two seasons. Seen us win 1 game & score 1 goal in open play. 👎🏻
— Spencer FC (@SpencerOwen) August 25, 2016
Simone Zaza checking the West Ham score on his way to sign for the club… https://t.co/NZZSLBffgk
— Read West Ham (@ReadWestHam) August 25, 2016
Oh dear. "West Ham in Europa"… pic.twitter.com/YWpoN1HICw
— LFC| Live News (@LFC_NEW5) August 25, 2016
West Ham's fans sit so far from the pitch they don't know they've lost yet.
— MrPaulRobinson (@MrPaulRobinson) August 25, 2016
— kyle (@princekyl) August 25, 2016
West Ham innit? https://t.co/M4F1GCBC54
— Tim (@CookPassTim) August 25, 2016
To the West Ham "fan" I sat next to tonight who asked me what team I supported before West Ham I hope you are now firmly back in your box! 😡
— Hayley Grantham (@mingalina) August 25, 2016
Which is better:
RT for this Golf Club
Like for West Ham pic.twitter.com/A27mg8qSHO
— Al (@P0GB4) August 25, 2016