Many West Ham United fans are planning to wear Carlos Tevez masks during the match against Sheffield United, according to the Sun.
West Ham hosts the Blades in the Premier League tomorrow for the first time since the 2006/07 season. It was at the end of that campaign that a rivalry emerged between the two clubs.
Tevez scored seven goals in the final ten games to help keep the Hammers up at the expense of the Blades. It was later found that the striker had been signed illegally.
The East London club were fined £5.5m for breaching Premier League rules. The Blades then sought compensation for their loss of earnings due to relegation.
West Ham were ordered to pay £20m to their rivals and since then a feud has been ongoing between the two sides.
On the pitch they have only met once since then – in the League Cup in 2014. Although a League One team at the time, the Blades beat their top flight opposition 5-4 on penalties following a 1-1 draw.
Yet many Hammers supporters donned Tevez masks in the stands at Upton Park to mock the away fans. And it seems it will be the case again this weekend.
Who’s wearing Tevez masks to mock Sheffield United?
Exactly how the Sun knows masks will be worn is unclear. However, a quick look on Twitter reveals many of the West Ham faithful certainly plan to dig out their Tevez facewear.
How many taking their Carlos tevez mask tomorrow 😂🤷♂️
— Jack Cooper (@jackcwhu99) October 25, 2019
Fair play to Chris Wilder 👏🏻 very professional and mature about the situation. Not sure the Sheffield United fans will feel the same way 😂 perhaps there are a few who do 🤷🏻♂️
That said… who’s wearing their Carlos Tevez mask to the game? 😜😂 pic.twitter.com/7ibqUe3SaM
— iRONS UNITED (@irons_united) October 24, 2019
Who’s got their Carlos Tevez mask then ready for Saturday #CarlosTevezDerby
— 💫 (@Shaneo_300) October 21, 2019
That’s the ticket confirmed for the Sheff Utd game. Long journey from Scotland will be worth it. Anyone know how I get my hands on a Tevez mask
— Reiver Iron (@reiveriron) October 1, 2019
Blades manager Chris Wilder has tried to cool the situation by telling the Daily Mail it’s “water under the bridge.” Clearly not all the supporters agree.