English Premier League side West Ham United kicked off their domestic season with an odd nod to Scottish Premiership club Dundee.
West Ham United started their league season with a 4-2 away victory at Newcastle United. But their pre-match starting XI graphic raised several eyebrows, as Dundee found their way into the mix.
The backdrop to the team announcement featured Dundee’s Dens Park, rather than their own London stadium or Newcastle’s home, St James’ Park. West Ham United faced Dundee in a friendly at Dens Park earlier this summer and perhaps this is where the mix-up comes from.
James McPake’s team drew with their Premier League visitors 2-2. Dundee enjoyed a fine weekend, beating Motherwell 1-0 on Saturday to move into the quarter-finals of the Premier Sports Cup.
They face Hibs this weekend as McPake searches for his first win in the league since returning to the Premiership from the Championship. Fans certainly found the funny side of West Ham’s bizarre announcement.
Absolutely massive club
— Ryan Macdonald (@RyanMacdonlad16) August 15, 2021
Can't get us off their minds lol
— Ross Batchelor (@rossbatchelor9) August 15, 2021
The Dens Olympic stadium?
— P (@not_ewe_again) August 15, 2021
— Graham Smith (@smithy1893) August 15, 2021
Using Dundee’s stadium in the pic there is a tad odd https://t.co/r04k70EOwu
— Kevin Lees (@KevLees1) August 15, 2021
West Ham United kick off their Premier League season with a tricky fixture away to ….Dundee? https://t.co/VH76eUc660
— alan pattullo (@alan_pattullo) August 15, 2021
— ᗪᑌᑎKᔕ (@Dunkm97) August 15, 2021
Dundee stadium in background 😭😭😭 https://t.co/34ee5JbHvA
— Jeff Fergus (@Jeff_Fergus) August 15, 2021
NTOF now offers a YouTube channel featuring exclusive interviews, post-match discussion, in-depth debate, and much more – LIKE and SUBSCRIBE and don’t miss any of our videos.