Sunday , August 1 2021

West Ham's oldest advocate, Mabel Arnold, died – she was 102 years old



forErik Avebäck

Mabel Arnold has been in West Ham since 1934.

Her last match was Londonderbyt against Tottenham in October.

On Saturday she fell asleep – 102 years old.

She was the oldest club card holder.

Mabel Arnold saw her first game in West Ham in 1934 with her husband Dick. After his death in 1981, he continued to play matches with his son Graham.

Some fans of the club realized her when she celebrated her 100th birthday and was honored in the last race on the Boleyn Ground.

Although her health deteriorated, she continued to play matches, but her last match was when West Ham met Tottenham in October.

On Saturday, Mabel Arnold left the time.

"Have a place in the hearts of the fans"

"Everyone in the club is sad because they hear about her death, but we were lucky to have her as a member of the West Ham family"the statement reads vice-president Karren Brady.

"She was an inspirational lady who will always have a special place in our history and in all the hearts of the fans. Mabel is missing. "

The club adds on its website that Mabel Arnold will be on February 22 at home against Fulham.


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