West Ham United were able to welcome soccer fan Prince Albert of Monaco to their stadium in east London earlier this week…
His Serene Highness predicts a big future for West Ham United over the next few years as the club bids an emotional farewell to its old Boleyn Ground. Before the move, Prince Albert was invited by owners David Gold and David Sullivan and Baroness Brady to see West Ham United in action.
Prince Albert already knew a great deal about Slaven Bilic and his players having followed the progress of Dimitri Payet last season and has nothing but praise for the way the talented forward has quickly become one of the best players in the Premier League.
With West Ham preparing for a big move into the new Stadium, Prince Albert believes it will only help the Club grow even stronger as they prepare to play in front of 60,000 fans.
Prince Albert said: “It was a great honour to be invited here. The way this club is developing is very encouraging.
“I am sure the the big move will help take them onto another level. I am sure it will have an incredible impact on the players.
“The West Ham fans will create a very special atmosphere there and I wish them a lot of successful seasons to come.” SOURCE: whufc.com
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Following their own annual tradition, members of the Collectif Animalier du 06 Association held a small demonstration Saturday just over the border in Cap d’Ail to protest against the use of animals in circuses.
Despite the rain, Hugo Drouard, Christian Razeau, Martine Zorilli and Anne-Marie Mariani handed out leaflets from 12:15 pm to 5 pm with the slogan "Wild animals are not slave animals".
"The circus is human greed based on animal maltreatment," the collective claims. "Imagine the life of these animals. There is no beauty in stolen freedom.”
The 41st Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival, which ended last week, featured a number of acts in which animals performed, including camels, elephants, lions and tigers. Proponents of the Circus Festival, which is presided over by HSH Princess Stephanie, claim that no cruelty is involved.
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