West Ham said goodbye to their iconic Boleyn Ground tonight with an awesome parade of some of their greatest-ever players – and Carlton Cole managed to get in on the act.
The Hammers are leaving the stadium they have played at since 1904 to move to the Olympic Stadium and gave fans the perfect send-off by defeating Manchester United 3-2.
And afterwards, the likes of Paolo Di Canio, Teddy Sheringham and Trevor Brooking took to the field to salute supporters, but Cole was interviewed in the stand alongside Anton Ferdinand and Marlon Harewood.
Fans sang his name and he spoke of his closeness to the West Ham support, but it’s probably not likely to go down too well with Celtic fans.
Cole is currently a Celtic player, but has barely featured this season, and has recently been granted a leave of absence by the Glasgow club to deal with personal issues.
His appearance caught the eye of several Hoops followers on social media:
BREAKING: An official sighting of Carlton Cole. pic.twitter.com/9f0ZcD6Zkf
— CeltsAreHere (@CeltsAreHere) May 10, 2016
Congratulations to West Ham winning the league tonight and rolling out huge legends carlton cole and marlon harewood. Fascinating stuff.
— Gibbo (@Gibbo132) May 10, 2016
Take a bow West Ham legends Carlton Cole and Marlon Harewood ??no wonder the taxis turned up to take them donkeys away ?
— leonard owen (@lennylion74) May 10, 2016
Carlton Cole getting 10x the reception that Trevor Brooking did >>>
— Dan (@lufc_dan) May 10, 2016
Carlton Cole has been seen more at West Ham this season than at Celtic Park. Sooner he's gone the better.
— Michele Cocozza (@MicheleCocozza) May 10, 2016
Imagine that hey? Carlton Cole of Celtic has been on the Upton Park pitch more times than he has at Celtic. Unbelievable.
— Nathan (@1872Nath) May 10, 2016
Lesser spotted Carlton Cole at Upton Park for farewell. What were Celtic thinking about?
— B Bhoy (@BromsgroveBhoy) May 10, 2016
IS that the first time Carlton Cole has been off the Celtic bench this year?
— Scott #Dunderheids (@st2oh) May 10, 2016
Please Carlton Cole just rip up your contract. Spent more time in London in Glasgow I bet since you signed for Celtic
— Gav Campbell (@Gav300879) May 10, 2016
Someone contact Celtic, I have found Carlton Cole #gonemissing
— BODiE (@BOMBERBODiE) May 10, 2016
Carlton Cole has spent more time at Boleyn Ground than Celtic Park. Should send WHU. Who sanctioned 17 month deal for him?!
— John Gerard Collins (@collinsjg57) May 10, 2016
Does he deserve the stick?