Mural tribute to Moore

West Ham United supporters will be greeted by a very special sight when they visit the Bobby Moore Stand for the visit of Sunderland on Saturday. 

On the 23rd anniversary of Bobby Moore’s passing on Wednesday, graffiti artist Gnasher spent umpteen hours at the Boleyn Ground creating a spectacular mural of the late, great West Ham and England legend. 

The tribute was the brainchild of lifelong Hammers fan Daniel Hall, who funded the mural in its entirety.  

Having laid flowers at the Boleyn Ground when Bobby so tragically died in February 1993, Hall was determined to mark this year’s anniversary in fitting fashion. 

And so he set about tracking down the right man for the job and needed no persuading when he discovered that street artist Gnasher was a fellow member of the Claret and Blue Army.

The mural has since been mounted to the back of the Bobby Moore Stand and Hall hope supporters will take the time to appreciate it.  

“I think it's amazing,” he told West Ham TV. “He [Gnasher] wanted it to be perfect and it came out perfectly. I hope a lot of people come out and see it.” 

Following Wednesday’s anniversary, Saturday’s fixture will celebrate Bobby Moore and the 60s, the latest of a series of themed fixtures in this season’s Farewell Boleyn commemorations. 

Fellow World Cup winners Sir Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters, together with Bobby’s daughter Roberta, will be reunited at the Boleyn Ground, in the company of many a famous face from West Ham’s glory years in the 60s.