West Ham fans will be banned for life according to club
West Ham determined to take action against hooligan supporters who threw bottles at the Manchester United coach
May 11th, 2016
It was the final match at Upton Park, with Tuesday night eventful on and off the pitch.
West Ham ran out 3-2 winners after trailing 2-1 against the Red Devils, although the kick-off had been delayed until 8.30pm following the delayed arrival of the United coach.
Big swathes of Hammers supporters had crowded round the coach to throw bottles at the coach and smashed windows on the vehicle. West Ham have vowed to arrest the perpetrators.
“It was an extraordinary night full of extraordinary moments in front of extraordinary fans, 99% of whom behaved impeccably and were a credit to the club.
“We have already had thousands of tweets and emails from fans to say how proud they were to be a part of such a special evening in West Ham’s history. However, we are aware that there were some supporters outside the Boleyn Ground who didn’t act in an appropriate way when the Manchester United team bus was damaged.
“That was not acceptable and we will work with the police to identify those responsible and ban them for life.”
The FA also promised to take strong action, saying: “The FA strongly condemns the unsavoury incidents involving both the Manchester United team coach outside West Ham United’s Boleyn Ground and objects thrown from a section of the home support during the game.
“We will work closely with both clubs and the Metropolitan police to fully investigate these matters.”