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A tale of two team buses

When Manchester United’s team bus was trapped in Barking road and a window smashed in the run-up to the last game at the Boleyn Ground in 2016 paper headlines around the world labelled the incident ‘Carnage’ and West Ham fans ‘Thugs’

Completely lost was the West Ham win over the Red Devils with Winston Reid’s striker in the 80th minute to make it 3-2 and the celebration which followed.

A very similar incident happened in Liverpool last night in the Champions League quarter-final. Liverpool fans can be seen pelting the bus with bottles smashing a window and letting over pyro as the Manchester City bus rolled in with the team.

Not that you would know about this incident unless you search for it this morning, the back pages of today’s tabloids are full of praise for Liverpool with the Mirror Sport calling them the ‘IncREDibles’ after Liverpool’s 3-0 win over City’

If ever you wanted proof over West Ham biased reporting in the media, this is it!


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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

4 comments on “A tale of two team buses

  1. So true; but remember; it wasn’t their fault!!!!

  2. Too right. I was fast forwarding through the intro stuff & stopped at a point when I think it was McManaman being interviewed & made some reference to ‘the footage showing the damage done to the coach’. There seemed to be an embarrassed silence from the interviewer so I rewound. Nothing. They did show a shot of the coach being driven off during the match but that was about it. Plenty of references to the ‘passionate’ scouters but no ‘thugs’ in sight!

  3. Scousers that should be.

  4. It’s not just the bias towards West Ham fans. It’s the fact that no media outlet dare criticise Liverpool fans. Although I’ve seen for myself how bad they behave. I had complimentary tickets a few years back to the FA Cup Semi Final. Thousands of Liverpool fans didn’t have tickets. They rushed the disabled entrance, were trying to pass their children horizontally through the turnstiles, there were a large number of fans with fake tickets but we can’t dare criticise them. Worse fans outside London. Travesty.

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