West Ham Hooligans Try To Act Tough. Internet Turns Them Into Memes

Better luck next time, lads

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If you thought that the British football hooligan was a dying breed - a small, inconsequential clique of pot-bellied men sat in dusty pubs, still talking about Millwall away in '93 to anyone who will listen - then you my friend are wrong... dead wrong!

Just take a look at these madlads flying the next-gen flag.

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Embracing the arrival of Everton (and Ronald Koeman's great big pink face) on Saturday, West Ham's finest foot soldiers - led by the mighty Liam, of course - posted up an oh-so-menacing warning to the Toffees' "boys."

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Ok, so you've got some classic watched-Green Street-too-many-times-when-you-were-12 staples on show here, like the baseball bat (albeit covered in tinfoil?) and a rusty machete. But when you're bringing a putter and what looks like a Soviet-era farm tool - not to mention the kid who's just sort of scrunching his fingers up in place of a weapon - then you best believe the internet's going to have their say on the matter.

Here are some of Twitter's most creative responses.

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Boys, boys, boys... what were you thinking?

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(too soon?)

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Liam and the boys must have done something right, though - because Everton hardly showed up at all in what was a drab 0-0 encounter at the London Stadium.

The Met are lucky it was just a warning. They might not be so lucky next time.

*We reckon this whole thing was a troll job and Liam is actually comedy genius.