West Ham United Sell Tickets for Meaningless Man City Clash at £42 Each

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJanuary 9, 2014

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 08:  Manager Sam Allardyce of West Ham reacts during the Capital One Cup Semi-Final first leg match between Manchester City and West Ham United at Etihad Stadium on January 8, 2014 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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West Ham United fans just watched their team bomb out of the FA Cup 5-0 to Championship side Nottingham Forest and then lose the first leg of their League Cup semi-final 6-0 at Manchester City, and now, they have a fresh insult in the form of exorbitant ticket prices.

Yes, if you're wildly optimistic and think the Hammers can put seven past City Jan. 21and if you have £42 burning a hole in your pocketyou can pick up game tickets.

Just seen an advert in todays #Metro for #WestHam Semi Final tickets from £42 quid, good luck with that! #WHUFC #COYI pic.twitter.com/jz9yYRdr9B

— Carl Recine (@carlrecine) January 9, 2014

Of course, if you think the tie is over and that manager Sam Allardyce is likely to play a shadow side so he can concentrate on hauling the team out of the relegation zone in the Premier League, you might find £42 a bit pricey.

West Ham have recently had good PR when it comes to tickets, however: When a child was spotted crying in the crowd during the Hammer's loss at Forest, the board stepped in and offered him complimentary tickets in the directors' box to a future game. 

Could they have made a similar goodwill gesture to fans in this case as well?