West Ham mercilessly trolled after major announcement about baseball at the London Stadium

General view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal at London Stadium on December 13, 2017 in London, England.

West Ham United's London Stadium was at the centre of a groundbreaking international sport announcement this week.

Fans arrive at the London Stadium during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Burnley at London Stadium on March 10, 2018 in London, England.

West Ham moved to the London Stadium as anchor tenants on a 99-year lease two years ago.

The move has not gone according to plan with supporters unhappy over what they feel are broken promises regarding the stadium.

One such issue saw fans explicitly told by vice-chairman Karren Brady that West Ham fixtures would always take priority only to see the club forced to play their first four games away from home at the beginning of the current campaign due to athletics.

The Hammers secured their top flight status for next season with a 2-0 win over Leicester City at the weekend.

Mark Noble of West Ham United celebrates scoring his side's second goal with team mates during the Premier League match between Leicester City and West Ham United at The King Power Stadium...

And now it has been announced the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will play each other in two Major League Baseball regular season games at the London Stadium in 2019.

The matches, which will be held on June 29 and 30, will be the first MLB games to be staged in Europe.

MLB says it intends to play again in 2020 and establish "a long-term footprint in the city".

MLB matches have already been staged outside the USA in Mexico, Japan, Puerto Rico and, most recently, at Australia's Sydney Cricket Ground in March 2014.

While many West Ham fans will be pleased to see such a major sporting event come to their home ground, it did not stop the Hammers getting mercilessly abused on Twitter.

General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea at London Stadium on December 9, 2017 in London, England.

 

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