A large group of fans on social media have been talking about a hypothetical takeover from Red Bull with the board out movement gathering pace.
The last time the club was seriously linked with a Red Bull revolution was in 2016 when a bid of £650m from the Austrian company was reportedly turned down.
But now supporters are discussing the energy drinks giant once again with some in favour of one day going the way of the likes of New York and Leipzig.
One pointed out that it would be against UEFA rules for the company to change West Ham’s name and that they would love such a takeover, whilst another showed disdain towards anything Red Bull might do.
You can see the best of the discussion for yourself, below…
No it’s against UEFA rules as the RB doesn’t stand for Red Bull but would love them to take over do what they do in Germany put a director in wanting young players coming through and fast attacking football no matter what manager is in that’s what they do every season
— Ryan Horn⚽️ (@Horn_Ryan97) January 26, 2020
At this point, change anything they want, don’t care. It isn’t west ham anyway, west ham died when we left Upton park
— Greg (@ironlies11) January 26, 2020
Would be big money take over too. I would think we would be better managed by such a big name too
— Chris (@ItsmeChris91) January 26, 2020
— Grahame Goodman (@grahamegoodman1) January 26, 2020
@redbull you know it makes sense
— David ⚒⚒⚒ (@Davidtidman) January 26, 2020
If it came true
Just rename the stadium 🏟 rather than change the team name… ie the red bull arena maybe
All hypotheticals anyway
— Me_u (@nubaka) January 27, 2020
Red bull gives you #bubbles
— StephenJL (@skyellis666) January 27, 2020
I’ve pointed this out before but that’s just not how RB operate. They aren’t a conglomerate of football investors, they’re a marketing company.
The name, the badge, the kit, all go. It would not be up for debate.
— Judd (@JmoonyJudd) January 27, 2020
I don’t see why they would need to really change anything. Just splash Red Bull across the front of the kit as the sponsor.
— Chris Causey (@DJHooligan109) January 26, 2020