West Ham United FC (@whufc_official) March 24, 2015
West Ham loanee Elliot Lee made a heartfelt tribute to former teammate Dylan Tombides, who died a year ago from testicular cancer.
Tombides was only 20, and had been at West Ham since the age of 15. Lee is on loan at Luton Town, and scored twice in Tuesday night's League Two clash against Wycombe Wanderers.
His brace was not enough to prevent Luton losing the home match 3-2, but he got every part of his message heard in the game which was televised on SkySports.
Lee showcased his own talent, and took his tally up to three goals and one assist in six games since joining the Hatters on loan earlier this year.
He had four goals in nine games in West Ham's under-21 side, and is clearly responding well to the challenge of playing competitive football for Luton.
The 20-year-old has a contract at West Ham until 2016, and needs a lift in his career for he has just two appearances for the first team to his name, none of which have been this season.
His tribute to Tombides was widely admired, but his performance, albeit in League Two, had West Ham fans wondering too, whether he could step up, and why he has not been given more chances. Here is a look at supporter reaction via Twitter...
Real class touch from Elliot Lee, with his tribute t shirt to Dylan Tombides. Once a Hammer always a Hammer. #whufc— Sara Turner (@sara_ntfc) March 24, 2015
Elliott Lee another promising youngster that will never be given a chance at our place ? #WHUFC— Lee Pardon (@B1gLeeP89) March 24, 2015