Law forced early Boleyn fireworks finale

FireworksThe 45-minute late kickoff due to the Manchester United late arrival forced major changes to the closing ceremony at the Boleyn Ground last night, the biggest of which was to stage the finale first instead last.

UK law prohibits the setting off of fireworks past 11pm except on bonfire night, New Year’s Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year.

Event organisers of the ceremony, Event 360 together with specialist pyrotechnic company, Pains fireworks were fighting against the clock to complete the pyrotechnic show before 11pm to keep within the regulations but the result was the ceremony was shown back to front.

The pyrotechnic show to the tune of Twist and Shout which was without a doubt the highlight of the disappointing closing ceremony and it went downhill from there. One West Ham insider described it as ‘a shambles


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “Law forced early Boleyn fireworks finale

  1. Man Utd were to blame as they should have and could have been at the ground in the afternoon, apparently they did the same when they played Spurs recently,
    I hold them to account as I suspect they were trying to un-nerve us and / or spoil the celebrations.
    So glad we beat them, their tactics all day were rammed back down their throats.
    I don’t condone the disgraceful scenes prior to the game but their actions caused a great deal of anger and frustration.
    My friends and I had to miss the after match celebrations in order to catch the last train back into Kent and I blame Man Utd for that , it spoiled my last farewell to the Boleyn, and I have been going there for 55 years and it soured the occasion, I will never forgive them for this sleight and hope they lose on Saturday .

  2. Just clocked LVGs interview after the game saying we were lucky.The geezer lives in a fantasy land.What was it,20 shots to 3 in our favour but we were lucky.Almost,only almost feel sorry for Manure fans having that thing as their manager 🙂

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