West Ham were banned from wearing Thames Ironworks special commemorative kit for the FA Cup defeat against Manchester City it has been revealed in the Sun newspaper.
It has now been confirmed the Thames Ironworks outfit contravened FA regulations with Hammers vice-chairman Karren Brady tweeting: “It’s a shame as we love that kit.”
The story claims West Ham were forced to scrap plans to use the special FA Cup kit as the logo was too big.
On the 1st August the official website proudly announced: “West Ham United’s Commemorative 2016/17 Thames Ironworks Kit goes on sale today ahead of its debut at Sunday’s Betway Cup game against Juventus.”
“The Commemorative Kit echoes the very first to be worn by Thames Ironworks FC – the Hammers’ forerunners – and will mark the official opening of the Club’s new home on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, as well as being worn during our FA Cup campaign.”