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Classy touch from Zagreb fans

Many supporters were dreading the aftermath of West Ham’s win over Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday fearing the Hammers would make the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

The stadium announcer could be heard on BT Sport TV coverage saying that West Ham fans would be held back after the final whistle for security reasons and many feared the worst that Zagreb fans were planning to ambush them on their way out.

Hammers fans had a police escort from the ground when finally released but something remarkable and unpredictable happened on their way home.

They passed many Zagreb pubs and bars and feared they could be the victim of an onslaught of bottles and flares but the absolute opposite happened and they were treated with rounds of applause from the Croatian fans with West Ham supporters responding in the same manner.

What a classy touch from both sets of fans. I am sure sections of the media were hoping for a riot in Zagreb headlines but many won’t cover this great grand gesture and respect of two sets of football fans.

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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

2 comments on “Classy touch from Zagreb fans

  1. What a lovely end to a well fought contest and a credit to both clubs. I doubt we will hear about it from any other sources, but good to know.

  2. top stuff. invite them for a pre-season friendly in 2022! 👍👏👏👏

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