Believe it or not, some things are more serious than West Ham’s current form
As expected by everyone except West Ham’s owners, the Hammers lost their first match under new manager David Moyes, making relegation seem all the more certain (even though it’s only November). Though the 2-0 loss at Watford was certainly distressing to West Ham supporters, the Essex police force used their Twitter account to remind people that the club’s dire results are not grounds for calling emergency services.
This was a genuine call we received this evening. It's not an attention seeking tweet, it is trying to raise awareness to the calls we have to deal with. They aren't all football related, but we receive hundreds of 999 calls daily that dont warrant taking away an emergency line.
— Force Control Room (@EPControlRoom) November 20, 2017
After seeing what David Moyes did to the likes of Sunderland and Man United, it’s understandable why West Ham fans would be so panicked, but I think what the Essex police are saying is that the club’s plight won’t truly be an emergency until after the new year. So until then, stick to the non-emergency lines. Unless Moyes brings in Marouane Fellaini, then call in the military.
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