FA to investigate West Ham crowd troubles

_91107927_westham_gettyThe Football Association will assess reports of crowd trouble at West Ham’s match with Watford on Saturday before deciding if further action is required claim the BBC.

The FA are also expected to contact the Hammers and stadium operators on Monday about the events in the stands at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Irons could be charged with failure to control spectators under rule E20. The governing could allege that West Ham failed to ensure spectators at the fixture “refrained from provocative and/or abusive and/or threatening and/or violent behaviour”

Possible sanctions include significant fines and being forced to play games behind closed doors.

Last season Blackpool were charged with failing to control their spectators which resulted in a £50,000 fine and playing one game behind closed doors although that later punishment was suspended for one year.



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 “FA to investigate West Ham crowd troubles

  1. I hate to say good about this but it is important that action is taken immediately to stop this happening again or much worse.

  2. Wasn’t Blackpool’s fans an organised Oysten out campaign?

    If you go by the photo above, most aren’t even remotely aware of what is going on within a few metres of them, whilst remaining seated!

    Bit different really isn’t it?

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