The average UK employee has to work over four hours in order to be able to afford a West Ham shirt.

A standard adult Hammers jersey costs £49.99 according to the BBC’s Price of Football survey.

The average UK employee earns £11.54 an hour according to the government’s latest figures.

It would therefore take the average UK worker 4.3 hours in order to get enough money together to buy the shirt – and that’s before you even think about income tax.

But spare a thought for Manchester United fans, who face having to work more than five hours in order to afford one of their club’s £60 shirts.

Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham each charge £55 for their adult shirt. Someone earning the UK average salary would have to work 4.8 hours in order to be able to afford any of those sides’ shirts.

If you’re interested in cheap replica shirts, then you may want to switch your allegiances to Welsh League Two side Newport County.

An adult shirt for the Exiles costs £37.50, which would take the average worker only 3.3 hours to earn.