On this day every year, West Ham fans everywhere spare a thought for the man who is forever in our hearts, our greatest ever footballing son, Bobby Moore.
On this very day 27 years ago, he tragically passed away from bowel cancer after a courageous battle and fans have been paying tribute to him on social media.
He’s someone that needs no introduction to anyone with the slightest interest in football, the greatest centre-back to grace our planet, 1966, but above all, he was truly a golden person, one of the nicest anyone could hope to meet.
The players should also be thinking about Moore when they take to the pitch at Anfield tonight, donning shirts bearing his name during their warm-up, there can be no greater motivation than making Bobby proud in this desperate time.
Here’s the pick of the heartfelt tributes from fellow supporters on this sad anniversary…
R.i.p…legend is used to much these days but he truely was and is a legend rip bobby ⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒RIPMOORE⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒
— ⚒ mark whufc ⚒ (@markwhu) February 24, 2020
True captain, true leader, true legend RIP BOBBY 🥃🥃
— Stephen modeste (@stephen_modeste) February 24, 2020
Our beloved West Ham boy and the spirit of my old West Ham. Hero of our club, hero of our country, a 66 world wide footballing legend, but always our Bobby. Held forever in our hearts rest in peace our golden son ❤️🔥⚒
— West Ham Ironess (@IronessWest) February 24, 2020
R.I.P. Bobby, never forgotten. #WestHamLegend ⚒
The world will never ever see a player like Bobby they may come close but this man is a legend god bless coyi
— James Thompson (@jimmyThompson66) February 24, 2020
— Nigel Hewitt (@whu1964) February 24, 2020
Football lost a Legend
West Ham lost a Son
— THE IRON HAMMER (@TheIronHammer26) February 24, 2020
Our best ever player❤
— Aidan (@Aidan99554759) February 24, 2020