Rio Ferdinand shared a picture of himself enjoying some pie and mash ahead of covering the Champions League tonight and found himself getting tweeted by West Ham.
The former Hammers defender posted the picture of himself in a pie and mash shop, via his verified Twitter account, and seemed to be adding vinegar to the classic dish.
“Pre-match before Champions League duty tonight! Conference Call with some Pie & Mash,” wrote Ferdinand.
This pre-game snap by Ferdinand didn’t go unnoticed by West Ham’s Twitter account as they sent a two-word message to point out the dish is normally referred to pie & mash liquor.
This was all very odd. While the Hammers clearly don’t have midweek action to focus on as they’re not in the Champions League, you don’t expect them to be tweeting Ferdinand back over his snap of pie and mash. In fact, you feel if West Ham were for some reason going to question Ferdinand’s post, they should have focused on his use of the vinegar. However, maybe the club just wanted to take any opportunity to associate with a former fan favourite. The centre-back, who went on to win the Premier League six times as well as win 81 caps for England, started his career at the Hammers, so will always have a place in the club’s heart and history. Ferdinand played 137 times for the Hammers and while he may have featured for Manchester United more, he featured 455 times for them, you can’t help but feel he’d be considered one of the club’s own given he started at West Ham. It’ll be nice to see Ferdinand crossover with West Ham more in the near future, yet hopefully, it won’t be regarding a pie & mash debate.