West Ham have been slammed for charging AU$13 for a pint of lager.
The Hammers were in action at London Stadium for the first time this season as they fell 2-0 to Manchester City over the weekend.
Football fans arriving at the match were left bemused by the astonishing costs of refreshments, The Sun reports.
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Twitter account Football Away Days warned: “If you’re off to West Ham this season, you’ll need to remortgage your house for a few pints.”
Pints of Amstel, Birra Moretti and Heineken were all priced at £7.60 ($13), while even a half was £3.70 ($6.40) for the former and £3.85 ($6.65) for the latter two.
Even a bottle of Coca-Cola was priced at an astonishing £4.50 ($7.80), with a packet of crisps setting fans back £2.50 ($4.30).
Football Away Days’ post gained plenty of traction among irate fans, with one responding: “That tastes like bankruptcy.”
A second blasted: “Absolutely dreadful club.”
While a third smoked: “Ripping off their own fans during a cost of living crisis. Stay classy West Ham.”
Another added: “£4.50 for a bottle of coke!!! S*** the bed! That’s absolutely scandalous! They’re probably buying them in at less than a £1 a bottle.”
A further supporter called on fans to boycott, writing: “The only retaliation is to not buy a thing. (Maxwel) Cornet wasn’t worth it if the fans have to pay his wages weekly. Disgusting.”
A recent survey found that Man City was home to the cheapest pint in the Premier League.
According to Top10Casinos, you can pick one up from Etihad Stadium for just £3.40.
Fans smoked last year about the cost of a burger and chips at Arsenal.
The greedy Gunners charged fans $31 for a burger and chips at Emirates Stadium.
Erling Haaland scored twice on his Premier League debut as Manchester City opened their title defense with a 2-0 win at West Ham.
Haaland lived up to the hype since his transfer from Borussia Dortmund to give the reigning champions a perfect start to the season in the searing heat of East London.
West Ham nearly derailed City’s title chances when they led 2-0 at halftime in the penultimate game of last season before Pep Guardiola’s men battled back for the point that ultimately edged out Liverpool at the top of the table.
But they were no match this time as Haaland immediately provided the value of City adding a proven goalscorer to their arsenal.
The Norwegian has been signed as the long-term successor to Sergio Aguero and started his City career just like the club’s all-time record goalscorer with a double on his league debut.
Haaland had missed chances in City’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool in the Community Shield, but Guardiola’s warning that the goals would soon flow proved to be correct.
City’s patient possession game wore the Hammers down as temperatures in the English capital soared above 30 degrees Celsius on Sunday.
Haaland took responsibility from the penalty spot to open his Premier League account after he had been brought down by Alphonse Areola.
West Ham started the second half with more attacking intent but that simply played into the hands of City’s new weapon as Kevin De Bruyne split open their defense with one pass on the counter-attack for Haaland to gallop clear on goal and slot low past Areola.
– with AFP
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission