The release of the West Ham 2020/2021 home kit has got supporters questioning a pledge made by Karren Brady back in 2018 when she promised to look again at the Hammers crest ahead of the 125th anniversary.
Dated 21st February 2018 the West Ham Vice-Chairman wrote an open letter to West Ham Groups United which can be found HERE
In the letter, Brady proposed the below:
1. We commit to recognise the former 1999 crest as well as others throughout our history, both on a permanent basis at the Stadium, within the matchday programme and on a matchday as detailed above.
2. We commit to consult suporters over the summer once again ahead of the 125th anniversary celebrations to devise a commemorative crest that reflects all aspects of the rich history of the Club that can be used throughout that season in a similar fashion to the Farewell Boleyn logo in the 2015-16 season.
3. We will then consult supporters regarding a potential permanent evolution of the badge ahead of the 125th anniversary.
Supporters have been quick to point out that there has been no known consultation to their knowledge regarding a potential permanent evolution of the badge as described.