Article published on 2016-10-28 by ChelseaStats in Uncategorised.
Summary of deplorable events at West Ham this season. The FA need to act – playing behind closed doors or a club fine won’t cut it. Removing them from the league cup would be a start, if the problem continues in the Premier League then points deductions for each game and banning orders for individuals.
Simply, this behaviour needs to stop.
Karren Brady commented on twitter, not the first time she has been outspoken about West Ham’s fan base.
Football doesn't want these people & with over 55,000 supporters on our season ticket waiting list we certainly don’t need them at #WHUFC
BBCSport report fighting and 3 games worth of incidents.
West Ham’s first season at the London Stadium in Stratford, formerly the Olympic Stadium, has been marred by unsavoury incidents involving their fans at the last three matches, with criticisms being made over stewarding and segregation arrangements.
At the first league match at the venue – against Bournemouth last month – some fans arrived with tickets for seats that did not exist, while fighting broke out between rival supporters outside the stadium.
‘Homophobic flyers’ at Chelsea game is being looked at
West Ham told BBC Sport it was “investigating the alleged distribution of these flyers” and would “take the strongest possible action against those responsible”.
Anti-discrimination group Kick It Out said it had “received reports of homophobic literature being distributed” and had reported it to the Football Association, which is also investigating.
MP calls for closed door games amid reports of 200 banning orders
“None of these problems were unforeseeable,” said Mark Field MP, the chairman of the all-party parliamentary football group. “There have been some clear failings. If there is a repeat of the violence, the next two or three home games for West Ham should be played behind closed doors.”
BBC again, reporting 23 banning orders issued prior to the “high risk” game.
Security was boosted for the high-risk derby and an alcohol ban imposed as part of a “robust policing plan” aimed at minimising crowd trouble, with West Ham’s new home dogged by disturbances this season.
Prior to this tie there had been nine arrests outside the stadium and 23 banning orders issued by West Ham in what has been a traumatic start to life in the former Olympic Stadium.
Commander BJ Harrington of the Metropolitan Police said: “Although the vast majority of people left the stadium peacefully and were well behaved, there were a minority of people who attended the match that were clearly intent on being involved in confrontation and violence.
“We welcome the condemnation from partners and have already started a post match investigation.”